Reconstruction of the Cathedral: No experiments on the Notre-Dame

The contest of the most original ideas for the reconstruction of the Cathedral of Notre-Dame is coming to an end, you want to believe the new French culture Min

Reconstruction of the Cathedral: No experiments on the Notre-Dame

The contest of the most original ideas for the reconstruction of the Cathedral of Notre-Dame is coming to an end, you want to believe the new French culture Minister, Roselyne Bachelot. The 73-year-old Opera lover, was surprisingly transferred the responsibility for the Ministry, sees a "broad consensus" for a faithful reconstruction of the house of God. On the radio station France Inter, she took on Thursday the result of the deliberations of the Committee, made up of architects and preservationists in advance of stepping on the same day. In particular, the Eugène Viollet-le-Duc in 1844 designed the crossing tower should be faithfully reproduced, because he is a complement to the "timeless" in the medieval Ensemble of Notre-Dame. With a view to new techniques and materials, the Minister, however, limited: "It is always difficult to speak of the same."

Michaela Wiegel

Political correspondent, based in Paris.

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criticism Bachelot, which comes from the right-bourgeois party, and the Republican (LR) held, that the environmental organization Greenpeace has attached a banner with the demand for more climate protection on one of the cranes on the building. They demanded "respect" for the construction work. Due to the Corona pandemic, the time has come to plan in default. Currently, the steel scaffolding will be dismantled, which was melted by the blaze in April last year, in some cases, and with the utmost care decomposed must be. There is still no one hundred percent certainty that the vault has not lost its stability.

The Minister of culture corrected to an elegant high-tail plans President Emmanuel Macrons, who had pronounced, immediately after the serious fire for a "modernization" of the roof tab. Macron was impressed by the plans of the architect Alexandre Chassang who wanted to build a fine steeple as a massive and modern arrow glass again. The President liked it, too visibly, such as other architects, with proposals for a swimming pool, a roof garden with a greenhouse or a glass dome for the Cathedral outbid.

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the Corona-pandemic has shaken the self-understanding of the young heads of state. Although he's still holding on ambitious reconstruction plan, the Cathedral play in time for the summer Olympics 2024 to re-open for the visitors. But he's not looking for a landmark that symbolizes the "Start-up Nation of France". Macron can't even be sure that he is in the Olympic summer is still President. This is also why the Palace Tradition is, in the Elysée again. In the French Public doubts about the Macrons "innovative reconstruction were" from the beginning, large. As a Minister Bachelot said of a consensus for a faithful reconstruction, she added, but: "in The end, the President will decide."

As a cautionary example of an "innovative reconstruction" in Paris, the Cologne Cathedral. Chief architect Philippe Villeneuve leads the beginning of the fifties, adopted the modernisation of the crossing tower of the Cathedral as a teaching example, you should not follow: "This is a wart on an old monument." Villeneuve calls for a long time to Orient themselves in the reconstruction of the detailed plans of the architect Viollet-le-Duc. All drawings of the last great restoration of the Cathedral are preserved.

Updated Date: 09 July 2020, 13:19

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