Notre-Dame cathedral: Firefighters tackle blaze in Paris

ant-man

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They say they're going to rebuild it. What's the point other than the obvious one, ie. they want to keep it as a functional, operating building and major tourist attraction (it's this and the Eiffel Tower that bring the bodies in).

I can understand the US rebuilding the twin towers because to a large degree it's like for like but how can anything modern, all modular and imported from China, even begin to compare with the original in this case?

Personally I think they should just focus on preserving the ruins (they are authentic so just leave them be) but that won't bring so many tourists in, nor will it appease the understandable national need to do something by way of rebuilding as a means of 'healing' the wounds. So they'll end up with a half modern, half ancient monstrosity instead.
 
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They say they're going to rebuild it. What's the point other than the obvious one, ie. they want to keep it as a functional, operating building and major tourist attraction (it's this and the Eiffel Tower that bring the bodies in).

I can understand the US rebuilding the twin towers because to a large degree it's like for like but how can anything modern, all modular and imported from China, even begin to compare with the original in this case?

Personally I think they should just focus on preserving the ruins (they are authentic so just leave them be) but that won't bring so many tourists in, nor will it appease the understandable national need to do something by way of rebuilding as a means of 'healing' the wounds. So they'll end up with a half modern, half ancient monstrosity instead.
Are you really this simple?
They would reconstruct to the original design, using traditional skills and tradesmen. There's an entire industry of heritage tradesmen who do this extremely well. They aren't just gonna slap a corrugated roof on top.
 

ant-man

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Are you really this simple?
They would reconstruct to the original design, using traditional skills and tradesmen. There's an entire industry of heritage tradesmen who do this extremely well. They aren't just gonna slap a corrugated roof on top.
I know you prick. I was just saying my opinion is it won't be the same. Relax. :lol:

They rebuilt Windsor castle very well. But it isn't the same.
 
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£100 million and £200 million has been pledged by 2 seperate billionaires to help restore the building.

Obviously - when history is lost its lost.

But all they can do now is salvage what they can to redeem the main building.
 

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it is pretty dramatic but it won't be long before it's just another part of the building's history. people burned the hagia sophia loads of times.
 
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A 32 year old construction boss who won the £5 million contract to work on the Notre Dam and boasted his company protects historical sites is currently under arrest and being questioned by French police.