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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

John-Boy wrote:
The new spire should be reconstructed as a minaret.
JB called it:

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Modern architects have begun circling the charred remains of Notre Dame, proposing that it should not be faithfully restored, but rebuilt with “contemporary” features such as a glass roof, steel spire, or even a minaret.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know what's more horrifying - the fact that they're talking about "contemporary" or even mentioning a minaret.

Look just restore it, just materials that are in place, commensurate with the build and no more than that. There wouldn't even be a debate in the UK, despite how PC-limp we've become, you do not arse about with your heritage.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No one is asking, so I guess I have to:

Since when does stone burn?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

danboston wrote:
No one is asking, so I guess I have to:

Since when does stone burn?


It doesn't *, it can crack however and timbers certainly do - I'd also wager than whatever they used for mortar (if indeed they used mortar, I think they did) is probably a tad knackered.


* Well, not at those temperatures and then not burn as such, more liquefy
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My friends just made a donation to La fondation patrimoine to help with the rebuild of Notre Dame.They are a charity and as such the donation is tax deductible by 66%. So the french authorities overall only get a third of the amount net. Seems a bit daft :wink:
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