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3D Printing Could Help Rebuild Cathedral of Notre-Dame

3D Printing Could Help Rebuild Cathedral of Notre-Dame

Written by David

May 6, 2019

On April 15, the world watched in shock as the Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris caught fire and burned for 15 hours, damaging the cathedral’s roof, spire, and upper walls. Renowned across the globe for its grandeur, artistry, and cultural heritage, the 850-year-old cathedral is one of the most iconic structures in the history of French architecture. Before the flames had even been extinguished, French President Emmanuel Macron pledged that the cathedral would be rebuilt and launched a campaign to raise money for the restoration. In less than two days, donors contributed approximately $1 billion. An Uphill Battle Optimistic about rebuilding efforts, Macron stated the cathedral would be reconstructed to its former grandeur in five years – but many feel that timeline is unrealistic. One of the main rebuilding challenges is simply that traditional construction methods can be time-consuming. On top of that, reconstructing the original craftsmanship of the […]

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