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General tells Notre Dame architect to ’shut his mouth’ over reconstruction

General tells Notre Dame architect to ’shut his mouth’ over reconstruction

The army general overseeing the reconstruction of Notre Dame has said the building’s architect should ’shut his mouth’, in a sign of tension over the cathedral’s future appearance. Gen Jean-Louis Georgelin lost his cool with Philippe Villeneuve over whether to replace the spire with an exact replica or an alternative. Culture Minister Franck Riester reacted saying such remarks are ’unacceptable.’

Tom A
Tom A
Hannibal 1 year

Why would anyone want to "modernize" Notre Dame's iconic architecture? Macron and this general are lunatics.

Dave 1 year

Just restore the historic building. No new additions, no glass roof, no "place for all religions". Stop thinking you can make it better and just restore it to how it was with as much authenticity as possible. Dont try to paint a moustache on the Mona Lisa and say it's been improved.

porcus 1 year

Sounds like the architect has a good point and the general and Macron should shut their mouths and listen. A replica involves a lot less work and is utilizing known dimensions and a known result.

jane 1 year

People donated under the auspice that it would be restored to its original design. let me guess, they want to turn it into a mosque now that they took the money.

Rational ific
Rational ific 1 year

I am floored! It is there architect who actually wants to save the historical structure? Most architects these days are Modernist shills who care more about "subverting expectations" than good traditional design. Ironically, my expectations of modern architect mediocrity have been subverted by him! Good on him!

Bennington 1 year

"While there have been restoration projects in the past, this attempt to make the cathedral “contemporary” smells of an opportunistic vanity project." This phrase just nails it in the head.

Takoda Ackerley
Takoda Ackerley 1 year

You don't modernize a amazing piece of historical architecture. You can't make it better and even if you could, you shouldn't, it's a place of historical and cultural significance.

plastic African
plastic African 1 year


Seekster 1 year

Just fix the priceless historical building. PLEASE do not attempt to change it or God forbid modernize it (fire prevention aside).

..... 1 year

Y’all don’t get it, macron is a Rothschild freemason=satanist that will stop at nothing to ruin god’s creation as well as edifices dedicated to worship of god

Patrick Henry
Patrick Henry 1 year

The Notre Dame is one of the most important "Christian" buildings in France... with an impossible-to-overstate emphasis on Christian. Any "modernization" that is anything other than returning it to its solemn glory is an intentional defacing of a purely religious structure. The Notre Dame wasn't special because of the architecture, it was special because it's architecture was well crafted, and Christian. Cathedrals are a uniquely Christian structure... not to show the wealth of the church, (like the Chateau de Versailles,) but as a reverent place to showcase worship through a career of exquisite craftsmanship. Modernizing the Notre Dame is an attack on the structure.

Beisht Kione
Beisht Kione 1 year

The French Senate already voted on this and they voted that the spire will be restored to its previous specs. Post modernists need to piss off.

Judi Em
Judi Em 1 year

So we see that the 'We're going to rebuild it exactly as it was' plan is being attacked.

Steve 1 year

This fire was deliberate and on that day you could see the muhammadeans laughing celebrating and enjoying watching it burn There is a war coming between the Crescent and the Cross the French are ruled by traitors as is the UK and the rest of Europe.

Fidel 1 year

Is an opportunity to modernize an old building...

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