Should Notre-Dame be Reconstructed Faithfully?

It was, of course, a great relief when it became clear that the fire in the roof of Notre Dame de Paris was not going to bring the whole thing crashing to the ground, and that the stone vaults had for the most part isolated the rest of the building from the flames. But this relief was tempered by a sense of trepidation, over the inevitably ensuing round of the “what are we to do with the damaged monument?” debate.

29th May 2019