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The French government announces “great consensus” to build a replica of the Notre-Dame tower

July 9, 2020

The new French Minister of Culture Roselyne Bachelot has confirmed that there is a “great consensus” for the architects to rebuild the tower of the Notre Dame de Paris cathedral, “identical” to the damage that caused it to cause serious damage to the temple on April 15, 2019.

The National Commission for Cultural Heritage and Architecture (CNPA) plans to meet this Thursday to analyze possible projects. However, Bachelot has already suggested that no new alternative decoration to the emblematic arrow, one of the most characteristic symbols, be placed in the upper area. from the cathedral.

“What seems now is that there is a great consensus in public opinion and among those who make the decisions … so it can be rebuilt identically,” he said. The minister admitted in statements to the France Inter radio station that it will be “difficult” to find an exact replica, but she has worked to maintain the “spirit” and thus exclude a more modern design.

The French government announces “great consensus” to build a replica of the Notre-Dame tower
The French government announces “great consensus” to build a replica of the Notre-Dame tower

France’s restrictions to contain the coronavirus pandemic have delayed cleaning and reconstruction work on the cathedral, although experts still hope that in September the remains of the scaffold that melted during the fire during the rehabilitation work were removed. From the temple.