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‘Stored up for fire’

Culture | God gives us our appreciation for great architecture, but we are to worship the Creator not the creation
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 4/17/19, 02:06 pm

It occurred to everyone at some point while watching Notre Dame burn: “I wish it were yesterday again. Or 5 o’clock this morning. I wish we could go back and change the ending.” 

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Associated Press/Photo by Francois Mori

Macron proposes Notre Dame restoration plan

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 4/17/19, 12:11 pm

Following Monday’s fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, French President Emmanuel Macron told the country on Tuesday that he wants to rebuild the iconic structure in five years. He said restoration of the 19th-century spire, vaulting, and two-thirds of the building’s roof would be done in time for the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris. The government plans to hold an international architecture competition to redesign a spire to replace the one destroyed in the blaze.

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Associated Press/Photo by Thibault Camus

Inside Notre Dame, many items salvageable

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 4/16/19, 01:17 pm

UPDATE: A remarkable portion of Notre Dame’s interior survived the massive fire that engulfed the roof and spire of the 12-century cathedral Monday.

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