Skip to comments.French Government Moves Forward on Notre Dame Restoration Plans
Posted on 07/10/2019 7:06:49 PM PDT by marshmallow
NEW YORK - Nearly three months after a fire devastated Pariss famed Notre Dame Cathedral, Frances National Assembly moved closer to enacting legislation to approve the restoration process and timeline for one of the worlds most beloved landmarks.
By a vote of 32 in favor, 7 against, and 8 abstentions, the countrys primary legislative body voted on Wednesday to adopt a resolution that establishes a national plan for accepting donations toward the rebuilding efforts and adheres to French President Emmanuel Macrons intent to have the work done before Paris plays host to the Olympics in 2024.
This marked the second time the bill came before the National Assembly for consideration after a contentious hearing in May, which did not get the necessary votes to pass, and a vote by the French senate in June.
Notre Dame was nationalized in 1789 during the French Revolution, and remains the property of the French state. By law, the Catholic Church has exclusive use of the building, but the government covers the cost of building maintenance and repairs.
The April fire led to the collapse of the main roof of the 13th century monument and its famed spire, which was a 19th century addition.
Frances Minister of Culture, Franck Riester, re-opened the debate by recalling the goal of the proposed legislation, which is to offer to Notre Dame a restoration at the height of the place it occupies in the hearts of the French and in the whole world.
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Still haven’t found the Muslim who torched the place.
Why isn’t Pope Marx funding the restoration?
“intent to have the work done before Paris plays host to the Olympics in 2024.”
They must be planning to build it out 3D printed plastic. Does anyone know how long it took to build it with fine craftsmanship the first time? People with those kinds of skills pretty much don’t exist anymore.
Rome was rebuilt in a day < /s >
just use CGI for the home viewers
cutting and carving the soft limestone blocks used to build the cathedral would be VASTLY accelerated by at least a couple orders of magnitude by the use of CAD/CAM design and modern CNC machinery ...
The latest design is one minaret and one McDonalds arch.
Likewise with the Las Vegas massacre. Crickets.
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