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French Senate says Notre-Dame must be restored exactly how it was. French Senators have stipulated that Notre-Dame cathedral must be restored exactly how it was before the devastating fire that tore …More
French Senate says Notre-Dame must be restored exactly how it was.

French Senators have stipulated that Notre-Dame cathedral must be restored exactly how it was before the devastating fire that tore through the Paris landmark.

On Monday evening, the French Senate approved the government's Notre-Dame restoration bill - but added a clause that it must be restored to the state it was before the blaze, striking a blow to the government which had launched an international architecture competition to debate ideas on the restoration.
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Carmine3
A classic case of soft tyranny. The insanity of it all is astounding. The student teaching his teacher!
Ultraviolet
"not the first time I've questioned Macron's judgment or his definition of "beauty." Holy Cannoli Well played. :D Still, you have to admit (if only out of Christian charity, they do make a nice oucple they did make a nice couple when they were both younger. Pic Related.
hitherto
Of course, burn it down, rebuild and be an international hero.
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On the day after the blaze, French President Emmanuel Macron expressed his desire to “rebuild” the cathedral “even more beautifully” within five years. The government also indicated support for a “contemporary architectural gesture,” especially in the restoration of the spire.

These provisions have given rise to a wave of protest throughout the country. In a joint statement, 1,170 prominent…
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On the day after the blaze, French President Emmanuel Macron expressed his desire to “rebuild” the cathedral “even more beautifully” within five years. The government also indicated support for a “contemporary architectural gesture,” especially in the restoration of the spire.

These provisions have given rise to a wave of protest throughout the country. In a joint statement, 1,170 prominent experts in the heritage and preservation field expressed their concern and publicly questioned the president about the risks of such a law.
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His opinion on ND is not the first time I've questioned Macron's judgment or his definition of "beauty."
Jungerheld
My own hope is that it is true that there is a reverence leading to a dedication to rebuild as closely as possible to the original, leading to an acknowledgement of faith rather than an occasion to tear apart those with faith.

My son, currently a student of architecture, watched the university department respond. They may not be able to respond d with faith, but they take their study seriously …More
My own hope is that it is true that there is a reverence leading to a dedication to rebuild as closely as possible to the original, leading to an acknowledgement of faith rather than an occasion to tear apart those with faith.

My son, currently a student of architecture, watched the university department respond. They may not be able to respond d with faith, but they take their study seriously and it was a profound none t for them, something larger than themselves was being revealed.

Is it possible for this to be the type of "good" that could come out of such a tragedy? Things immediately turned to them versus us, and the opportunity is missed.