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  • 1.  Re-building Notre Dame

    Posted 04-19-2019 14:14
    I hope Helmick is "the only one who wonders if a replica is the best rebuild". I strongly believe Notre Dame ought to be restored to its appearance before this tragic fire as best as it can be done. The best new fireproof structure should be employed with all new safety and practical improvements as appropriate, but the visible interior and exterior must be maintained at all costs. And the necessary money seems to be rolling in already. This ought to be an authentic "restoration" of a greatly beloved building, an iconic international treasure. It surely should not become a jury's consensus on a contemporary expression of today's culture, whatever that might be. There may someday be a place here for an addition "expressive of the culture of the day", but this is not that. This splendor must be restored not replaced.