Commentary: The Notre-Dame the world needs, CNA, 19 April 2019

CNA carried a commentary by Professor of Social Sciences (Urban Studies) Jane M Jacobs on her thoughts about the blaze that took place at the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, France. Prof Jacobs opined that the power of Notre-Dame to affect us goes beyond any intrinsic architectural worth, since the iconic building has undergone multiple rounds of restoration, with “additions and renovations being done by a sequence of architects, each interpreting the Gothic style anew”.

 

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