Notre-Dame: French senate decides on identical reconstruction

Notre-Dame Cathedral reconstruction
Notre-Dame Cathedral reconstruction proposal by Vincent Callebaut

The French senate has decided that the fire-damaged Notre-Dame is to be reconstructed exactly to its original state. The country’s government had previously hinted at a preference for a modern interpretation and had even launched an international architecture competition for ideas. However, with the senate’s decision, a different path has been settled.

In recent weeks, a multitude of modern proposals and interpretations for the restoration of the roof have surfaced, many with a mixture of modern design, new functions or sustainable construction methods.

Those ideas are now all being tossed aside in favour of an exact replication of the damaged parts.

Read the full article at The Local.

Website Bored Panda has a collection of proposals for modern interpretations for the reconstruction.