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Saturday Smile: What Will Notre Dame Eventually Look Like?

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Architect, Competition, Contest, Notre Dame Fire, Notre Dame Roof, Poll, Spire )

- 24 days ago -
A post by SoINeedAName on TomCat's blog. The big secret project we have been waiting for!


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Joanne Dixon (37)
Saturday June 1, 2019, 8:24 pm
So this is the project! Wow, Nameless, it looks well worth waiting for to me!

Who would ever have thought that professionals could come up with so many ideas that are so Godawful? I must say, though, Sebastian Errazuiz has a way with words. "every remaining, rapacious architectural firm still circling the carcass" - couldn't have said it any better!

I kind of like most of the ones with glass - but, with climate disruption bring so much catastrophic weather to so many unexpected places, will it be safe? Especially the staind-glass one. I also, surprisingly, like the blue plastic roof (memo to architects: Green like patinated bronze would also work. Just not both.) But if I can get into that poll, I will vote for "Palingenesis." (Not a translation, but a paraphrase: They are trying to evoke "resurrection" without using the word. They want to incorporate living plants, because plants are good for people. They DON'T want to try to replicate the original look because that pretty well never works and instead comes off as parody. But they want to be close enough to the original to fit the aesthetic, because the fire was soul-destroying and they want the replacement to be soul-satisfying. Incidientally, from an insurance agent to a physician, I would say that most professionals speak in some kind of jargon sometimes.)

If I can get into the other poll, I will vote for Quasimodo's penthouse - because that is just over-the-top funny.

Evelyn B (63)
Sunday June 2, 2019, 1:47 am
I like the ones with pools - because those could rapidly feed sprinklers at the least hint of smoke!

Interesting, how many incorporate some form of garden ... I like that idea, space for those who see eternity through nature?

Thanks for a really interesting read - I appreciate the hard work that has gone into this!

Animae C (509)
Sunday June 2, 2019, 4:54 am
The Jetson's variety for me! 🚀
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