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.
Many architecture and heritage experts have called on France’s president Macron to reconsider restoring Notre Dame in great haste.
A French high-end woodworking company, Asselin, is in talks to help after the Notre Dame fire last month,
Too often takes a catastrophic accident to elicit the funding to preserve artistic treasures like Notre Dame, but will it be done without falsifying history?
Jean-Claude Bellanger, the head of the Compagnons du Devoir association which trains people to work in ancient crafts, alerted the French government in the wake of the fire that there was a lack of people in the building trade, which could slow down Notre-Dame’s reconstruction.
Investigators have noted that there in a lot of toxic lead in the dust from the fire.