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« Reply #175 on: November 27, 2019, 09:02:50 am »

The really bizarre part is that it is the hired architect who is talking sense, while the other people insist on the viability of making monuments to themselves.
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« Reply #176 on: November 27, 2019, 09:36:38 am »

Marcon probably wants to outdone Napoleon III in leaving his "imprint" on Paris. However Napoleon/Hausmann renovation of Paris actually made sense.
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« Reply #177 on: November 27, 2019, 10:10:34 am »

For those of us whose French is limited, is Macron still trying to rebuild the cathedral as the Temple of the Supreme Being (with the Supreme Being presumably being Macron himself)?
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« Reply #178 on: November 27, 2019, 10:49:55 am »

For those of us whose French is limited, is Macron still trying to rebuild the cathedral as the Temple of the Supreme Being (with the Supreme Being presumably being Macron himself)?

Does he know what happened to the last guy in France who tried to promote the cult of the Supreme Being?
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« Reply #179 on: November 27, 2019, 10:53:37 am »

For those of us whose French is limited, is Macron still trying to rebuild the cathedral as the Temple of the Supreme Being (with the Supreme Being presumably being Macron himself)?

Does he know what happened to the last guy in France who tried to promote the cult of the Supreme Being?

Probably not, he was too busy with his French classes.
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« Reply #180 on: November 27, 2019, 12:25:43 pm »

For those of us whose French is limited, is Macron still trying to rebuild the cathedral as the Temple of the Supreme Being (with the Supreme Being presumably being Macron himself)?

Just the spire. Which, as the architect has pointed out, is structurally important not a mere decoration...
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« Reply #181 on: December 03, 2019, 05:02:57 pm »

Ok the organization that will be dealing with Notre Dame's restoration has been officially created and the guy from the previous story I posted here will be it's president...

The decision on what to do with the spire should be made at the beginning of 2021.

The government also still insists on finishing the work in 5 years.

That being said, the stabilization of the building won't be finished for another year.

https://www.la-croix.com/amp/1201063759
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« Reply #182 on: December 03, 2019, 05:06:37 pm »

Tbh with what I said about the decision on the spire, I think it will be a modern one.

Macron has been very adamant on that and his choice of leader of this organization I think proves he won't budge.
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« Reply #183 on: December 03, 2019, 05:27:26 pm »

The government also still insists on finishing the work in 5 years.

How long did the original building take to construct?
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« Reply #184 on: December 03, 2019, 05:31:19 pm »

The government also still insists on finishing the work in 5 years.

How long did the original building take to construct?

1163-1330: 167 years (which was actually pretty quick for a medieval cathedral, although I believe if the funds were there a cathedral could generally be built in 40 years or so, and there are some examples of quickly built cathedrals like that, say Salisbury or Chartres iirc).

At any rate 5 seems to really be rushing it to me. I'd imagine 10-20 would probably be more realistic if you want the building to stay in good shape long term.
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« Reply #185 on: December 03, 2019, 06:43:46 pm »

Viollet-le-Duc's restoration took twenty years. Of course that is including lengthy periods in which there was no work because the money had run out.
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