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Thu Jul 9, 2020, 02:58 PM

Macron donne son feu vert a une reconstruction a l'identique de la fleche (tower) de Notre-Dame



Le Monde avec AFP, aujourd’hui à 10h34

La question d’une reconstruction à l’identique de la flèche de la cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, détruite par les flammes en avril 2019, fait débat depuis des mois. Elle oppose les partisans d’une reconstruction selon les plans détaillés laissés par l’architecte Viollet-le-Duc, et ceux souhaitant inclure « un geste architectural contemporain », comme évoqué par l’exécutif peu de temps après l’incendie géant.

Emmanuel Macron est désormais dans les rangs des premiers. Le chef de l’Etat a acquis « la conviction » qu’il faut restaurer la flèche à l’identique, a annoncé l’Elysée jeudi 9 juillet, après une réunion de la Commission nationale du patrimoine et de l’architecture (CNPA), réunissant élus, experts et architectes du chantier.

« Le président a fait confiance aux experts et préapprouvé dans les grandes lignes le projet présenté par l’architecte en chef (Philippe Villeneuve), qui prévoit de reconstruire la flèche à l’identique », a précisé l’Elysée.

La nouvelle ministre de la culture, Roselyne Bachelot, avait elle estimé le matin sur France Inter « qu’un large consensus se dégage dans l’opinion publique et [chez] les décideurs – puisque, à la fin, ce sera, je pense, le président de la République qui va trancher – pour la reconstruction à l’identique ».

https://www.lemonde.fr/incendie-de-notre-dame/article/2020/07/09/notre-dame-un-large-consensus-se-degage-pour-une-reconstruction-de-la-fleche-a-l-identique_6045695_5450561.html

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Reply Macron donne son feu vert a une reconstruction a l'identique de la fleche (tower) de Notre-Dame (Original post)
ucrdem Jul 2020 OP
Budi Jul 2020 #1
2naSalit Jul 2020 #2
ucrdem Jul 2020 #5
2naSalit Jul 2020 #6
ucrdem Jul 2020 #8
2naSalit Jul 2020 #9
ucrdem Jul 2020 #11
ucrdem Jul 2020 #3
Budi Jul 2020 #4
ucrdem Jul 2020 #7
ucrdem Jul 2020 #10
ucrdem Jul 2020 #12

Response to ucrdem (Original post)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 03:00 PM

1. I should have taken French language class more seriously

Hmmm.

I better go translate since this sounds like an interesting read!

👍

This one?
I cannot imagine the task they're facing.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.ft.com/content/0a576a73-3067-4853-9100-395864194f85

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Response to Budi (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 03:13 PM

2. Struggling through it...

as I haven't bothered to keep up my French skills, I think there was a dedication sort of event with Macron and designees and architects. It seems they have announced who will embark on the project and there was talk about how to go about restoration, the long argument being, what will have to be modernized and what can be restored in more historic manner.

I think.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 03:16 PM

5. You got it!

Macron backed down from his original plan to have a competition to select the best "contemporary" re-design of the tower that burned last year and gave a green light or "feu vert" to a restoration of the 19-century original, which wasn't exactly original but very familiar and beloved nonetheless

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Response to ucrdem (Reply #5)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 03:21 PM

6. Whew!

I haven't really tried to engage with French in years and now I'm a little ashamed. Fortunately a lot comes back when you actually try to read it. I should go find a French novel, that often does a lot while being entertained.

Something to do over the next 18 months of quarantine!

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #6)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 06:19 PM

8. bonne idee !

In fact I just finished Les Mandarins by Simone de Beauvoir in English (it is quite a page turner once you get the hang of it!) and am going to start on the French version today. It's really absorbing!

Here's a free French version that can be borrowed and read online one hour at a time (it was 14 days until recently, c'est la vie):

https://archive.org/details/lesmandarins00beau

And here's a free English version which can also be checked out an hour at a time OR 14 days (with a waitlist):

https://archive.org/details/mandarinsnovel00beau

p.s. a DU French novel-of-the-month club might be interesting!

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Response to ucrdem (Reply #8)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 07:24 PM

9. Merci beaucoup!

I really have to work on due to the length of time. I was only required to read three books in college, one of which was L'Étranger, Albert Camus... a classic that I read in Jr. High, in English. I read a lot of odd things that could be found in our family library, families used to have those. I was relieved to be able to choose what to read first, I chose L'Étranger because I knew the story. I think I'll do that again. Everything else will be easier after that.

I have a few reference books and a couple good dictionaries, somehow I think I've found a teachable moment. Thanks for the inspiration!


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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #9)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 03:09 AM

11. Je vous en prie!

Bonne chance!

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Response to Budi (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 03:13 PM

3. Here is some background from CNN:

They haven't reported this particular development yet that I can find online but this tells you what the issue was and why this is welcome news to most people including me who weren't looking forward to seeing an ultra-modern solar super-tower on top of Notre Dame

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Response to ucrdem (Reply #3)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 03:16 PM

4. Oh no. They cannot do that..ugh.

I wish them safety & great success.

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Response to Budi (Reply #4)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 05:28 PM

7. moi aussi!



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Response to ucrdem (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 02:58 AM

10. "Carpenters without Borders" rebuilds one of ND's 25 roof trusses in one weekend

C'est un vidéo très interessant de France24, d'aujourd'hui:

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Response to ucrdem (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 11:55 AM

12. The tower of Viollet-le-Duc, photographed around 1865:



La flèche de Viollet-le-Duc photographiée vers 1865 par Charles Marville, quand elle était toute neuve.

https://www.bilan.ch/opinions/etienne-dumont/retropedalage-la-fleche-de-notre-dame-de-paris-se-verra-restauree-a-lidentique

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