The swimming pool design was never actually submitted
The flames had barely been extinguished on the night of April 15th, 2019 when donations from around the world began pouring in to help with the rebuilding of Notre-Dame cathedral. But eight months on and the building remains swathed in scaffolding and officials have confirmed that there will be no Christmas Mass held there this year, for the first time in more than 200 years.
Notre Dame kept Christmas going even during two world wars – a beacon of hope amid the bloodshed. But an accidental fire in peacetime finally stopped the cathedral from celebrating Midnight Mass this year, for the first time in over two centuries.
Singers of the Maîtrise Notre Dame de Paris called off last night’s Christmas concert in the Saint-Sulpice church, as well as all other seasonal events, in protest at the dismissal of several members of the adult chorus.
Where Notre Dame once stood as an ineffable monument to the Catholic faith, now stands a burned husk, roofless and threatening to collapse. The expansive floor, where all pews have been removed, has been scraped clean of the char, but some piles of rubble remain.
Barely had the dust settled on Notre Dame Cathedral, after the horrifying fire in April, than the world’s architects started cranking out visions of how the famous spire could be rebuilt.
But others maintain this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, beyond rethinking just the spire. “Paris has a problem with modern architecture,” says Jean-François Cabestan, an architectural historian. “Here is a chance for a proper international debate, not only about the spire, but how to re-plan the surrounding Île de la Cité – to turn it from a no man’s land for tourists into a real part of Paris.”
Earlier this year one of the world’s most iconic landmarks burned as flames ripped through the historic Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.
Several members of a Kansas City area church are trying to do their best to honor the cathedral in a festive way, they crafted a massive replica of the cathedral out of gingerbread, and it’s nearly all edible.
The board of trustees of the new public body overseeing the construction of Paris’ Notre Dame cathedral is meeting for the first time. Officials on Tuesday are discussing the roadmap for the building’s reconstruction, two days after the body was legally created.