Restoring Notre Dame will be an unprecedented challenge for the government, which drafted a special bill for managing the huge project.
Experts consulted by the environmental group Robin des Bois have warned that the flames that destroyed the roof and spire of the medieval edifice sent at least 300 tonnes of lead into the air above Paris.
Maybe all the money pledged to restoring Notre Dame would be better spent on something else?and have a view.
Sometimes when work on Notre Dame needs a little more thought there’s always cricket.
The Association of Historical Monuments Restoration Companies represents 232 specialized companies including 94 masonry and stone cutting companies. The association intends to oppose all solutions that would use modern materials, such as a titanium roof or a concrete framework.
Medieval stonemasons built soaring vaulted ceilings using techniques that are still not completely understood today.
Perhaps the intense fire at Notre Dame last month was just a verdict of our civilisation.
The following article argues something along those lines.
But what burned away in Paris in April was a technical marvel, the height— literally — of 12th- and 13th-century engineering.
Since last week many people have been engaging with passers-by in some of the busiest junctions in Paris to obtain signatures for a restoration that will truly respect Notre Dame.