France has dropped ideas of modern architecture in the restoration of the spire of the Paris Notre Dame Cathedral that was destroyed in a fire in 2019.
On Thursday, July 9, French President Emmanuel Macron announced the decision, putting an end to speculation that the spire would be rebuilt in a modern style, although he had previously hinted he was in favour of a “contemporary gesture”.
“The president trusts the experts and approved the main outlines of the project presented by the chief architect which plans to reconstruct the spire identically”
Macron’s Elysée Palace stated, insisting on the restoration to be completed by 2024, when Paris is hosting the Olympics.
In April 2019, when the 13th century roof of the Paris cathedral caught fire during restoration works in April 2019 it sparked a vast outpouring of emotion, as well as donations from across the world. During two days, about EUR 900 million had been raised for the cathedral’s restoration.
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