French Senate decrees Notre Dame must be restored to previous state.

It’s not really a taboo subject for the site, given that a) it’s foreign, b) there’s at least a conceptual link to a RPG*, and c) I said so:

On Monday evening, the French Senate approved the government’s Notre-Dame restoration bill – but added a clause that it must be restored to the state it was before the blaze, striking a blow to the government which had launched an international architecture competition to debate ideas on the restoration.

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Not much to add there, except of course that I agree completely. Because no, Notre Dame does not need a swimming pool on the roof (there were other, equally silly ideas, but that was the one that stuck in my head). Guess we’ll see how that all goes down.

Although, on a tangent: auto-translation programs have gotten REALLY good lately. To the point where I think I was picking up nuances in the text, too.

Moe Lane

*In the In Nomine RPG Notre Dame is the Tether (direct link between the corporal and celestial planes) for Heaven.

7 thoughts on “French Senate decrees Notre Dame must be restored to previous state.”

  1. Fortunately, it says it must be “visually” the same. I was worried they might demand oak, which would be challenging in a number of ways.

    1. Yep. Finding long enough oak timbers, aged 50 years, would be tough to find without ripping down other old structures in Europe…
      Not impossible, but .. difficult, and destructive to more mundane history.
      I suggest again that anodized stainless steel, heat-treated to an appropriate color, would allow the same strength at a fraction of the weight, and would provide good places to hide the *obviously necessary* fire suppression system.
      p.s. .. and if hiding a few esoteric items is required, inside a piece of welded tube-steel would be a good place to start, no?

      1. There’s apparently a grove at Versailles that has been cultivated for centuries to replace the roof beams. For just this possibility. Danged if I know whether they’re going to get used, though.

        1. I heard somewhere that, being the French, they liked the grove so much it’s not a protected nature preserve or something. *facepalm*

    1. Vive Le France, indeed or what’s left of it.
      I infinitely prefer French chauvinism to the other chauvinisms attempting to succeed it.

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