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Will #NotreDame Spire Be Rebuilt As It Was Or Receive A Modern Twist?

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Following Monday's catastrophic blaze, France is opening the redesign of Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral’s historic spire to international architects. Now many are asking if the national symbol should be restored as it was or receive a modern update. While the cathedral was erected in the 12th century, it was only in the mid 1800s... that the lead-covered spire was added during restoration work. France's Prime Minister said a competition among architects will determine if Notre-Dame should receive "a new spire that reflects the techniques and challenges of our era.”Following Monday's catastrophic blaze, France is opening the redesign of Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral’s historic spire to international architects. Now many are asking if the national symbol should be restored as it was or receive a modern update. While the cathedral was erected in the 12th century, it was only in the mid 1800s that the lead-covered spire was added during restoration work. France's Prime Minister said a competition among architects will determine if Notre-Dame should receive "a new spire that reflects the techniques and challenges of our era.”

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