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Can Notre-Dame rise from the ashes with 3D printing?

Christophe Petit Tesson, Pool, AFP | Debris inside the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral in Paris on April 16, 2019, a day after the fire that devastated the building. Macron wants the jewel in Paris’s architectural crown to be restored to its original glory by 2024. But some experts have called this deadline too optimistic and political opponents have accused Macron of wanting to rush the restoration in order to have the cathedral ready in time for the 2024 Olympic Games, which will be held in Paris. Another option is to rebuild it in a more contemporary fashion, but Paris is slow to adapt to change. Remember the outpouring of disgust and horror when the Louvre revealed its glass pyramid design, or when artist Daniel Buren installed his zebra-striped columns in the courtyard of the Palais Royal? However, Dutch design firm Concr3de has said that not only is restoration possible, […]


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