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Ah, it's the 1920s all over again.


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Funny:
 
https://mobile.twitt...984870188376064
 

Did @MaxBlumenthal and his 40 twitter rats come out saying that Macron torched the #Notredame in Paris with the help of Ziono-Wahhabis yet? I'm only asking bcz his tin-foil hat-wearing comrade
@Partisangirl came out with a big one today.



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A proposed renovation for Notre-Dame, which could be completed in time for the Olympics being hosted by Paris in 2024.

What do you think? Should they replicate the original structure, or make something new and modern for the 21st century?

 

 

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What do you think? Should they replicate the original structure, or make something new and modern for the 21st century?

 

There should be the combination of both: something obviously modern but NOT violating the main style. This roof (on the picture above) would seem too alien and out-of-context compared to medieval walls.



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I don't think it ultimately matters.  It's just a building... and pieces of art are just canvas and paint.  

 

What's important is preserving all the relevant information used to produce the structure or art.  And there do appear to be ample photos and scans of Notre-Dame to do that in the future, in case people want to experience it.  There is even a VR app to do so:

 

https://uploadvr.com/notre-dame-vr/

 

If all the art in the world were burned, not much would be lost, either.  Copies of the art are on the internet, and reproductions so good you couldn't tell them apart from the original, could be constructed.


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I'd rather a perfect recreation, more for the historical value. 

Though it would be fitting for a Gothic cathedral to have a predominantly glass roof considering what the Gothic architects were going for.


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I really like the roof in the concept picture.  The mix of 14th century and 21st century architecture is really neat.   We all know what the old cathedral looks like and its well documented, so what's the harm in changing it up.


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The only part I don't like is the spire. People should be able to walk to the top of it not just that viewing platform. Actually, I don't like the viewing platform at all. It's a cathedral not a tourist tower.
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Former French President Sarkozy to Stand Trial for Illegal Campaign Financing

 

https://www.courthou...aign-financing/

 

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PARIS (Agence France-Presse) — Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy lost a final court appeal Tuesday against an order that he stand trial on charges of illegal financing for his 2012 election campaign.

 

Sarkozy, who already faces a separate trial for corruption involving a judge, is accused of spending nearly double the legal limit of $24.5 million on his failed re-election bid.

 

France’s highest criminal appeal court rejected his attempt to avoid facing the charges, paving the way for a trial date to be set after multiple challenges by Sarkozy’s legal team.

 

Prosecutors claim the 64-year-old Sarkozy, who has spent the past few years fighting a barrage of corruption and campaign financing charges, spent nearly 43 million euros on his quest for a second term.

 

In the end, he was beaten by the Socialist Party’s Francois Hollande.

 

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Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy leaves the Elysee Palace after a lunch Monday with heads of states and officials in Paris.

(AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)


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