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Rooftop pool? Notre Dame proposals defy traditionalists

Rooftop pool? Notre Dame proposals defy traditionalists
Wednesday 15
20:2 2019

An architecture firm has proposed replacing the roof of Notre Dame Cathedral with a swimming pool, as France prepares to launch an international competition to restore the fire-damaged gothic edifice to its former glory. After the roof and spire of Notre Dame were damaged in a fire watched worldwide in April, the French president, Emmanuel Macron, said he was open to a “contemporary gesture” in rebuilding it “more beautiful than before”, and the prime Minister, Edouard Philippe, called for a new spire “adapted to the techniques and the challenges of our era”. The ideas aired publicly so far are unlikely ...

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Summary: An architecture firm has proposed replacing the roof of Notre Dame Cathedral with a swimming pool, as France prepares to launch an international competition to restore the fire-damaged gothic edifice to its former glory. After the roof and spire of Notre Dame were damaged in a fire watched worldwide in ...

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