Conservation experts warn against a speedy reconstruction.

Naomi Rea, April 18, 2019
After Monday night’s devastating fire at Notre Dame, French President Emmanuel Macron pledged that the marvel of gothic architecture would be rebuilt within five years—and that the restored cathedral would be “even more beautiful than before.” As conservation experts and architects in France and around the world assess the challenge, they are looking to technology, both old and new, to complete the epic task.

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