Rebuilding Notre Dame

The debate about how to rebuild the roof and spire of Notre Dame in Paris goes from the sublime to the ridiculous.

How about a swimming pool instead of a traditional roof, in the shape of a cross and guarded by statues of the 12 apostles? Really.

Parisians don’t have to put the renowned cathedral back just the way it was. I’m all for a blend of old and new. But I’m not a fan of silly season. No rooftop swimming pools, please. Can you imagine tourists traipsing through this magnificent cathedral with their oversized bath towels and flip flops to reach the cathedral’s highest point?

I can’t either.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/may/15/swimming-pool-roof-notre-dame-architect-proposals-shock-traditionalists

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