NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL, PARIS
RESTORATION PROPOSAL FOR THE CATHEDRAL "NOTRE DAME DE PARIS" AFTER THE FIRE THAT DESTOYED THE ROOF AND THE SPIRE IN 2019.
"3 TOWERS 3 SPIRES"
Notre Dame is a magnificent cathedral, the most important gothic cathedral, but that looks unfinished; with the "spire-less" facade towers. With a beautiful but "fake" spire at the transect. Even Viollet le Duc made a proposal for the facade spires, never realized. ---- After the fire, we have the opportunity to restore the cathedral in a majestic manner.... with the same spirit that animated Viollet le Duc. "...reestablish it in a finished state, which may in fact never have actually existed at any given time." I'm proposing to complete the facade towers with Rayonnant / Flamboyant spires and to add a new tower and spire at the transect -- This new tower, the most important, with notre Dame statue on top surrounded by angle and saints ascending to the sky and with colored glass windows on four sides to illuminate the altar at the transect. Studying the plans, we discovered that a new tower with the same proportions of the facade towers would fit perfectly at the transect --Again, we want to complete the cathedral, respecting the historical composition and completing it with a grandiose architecture.-- The 3 towers are also a metaphor of the holy trinity. The roof would be rebuilt as a stone terrace, in the manner of the Dome of Milan --- with a multitude of statues at the perimeter, completing the composition of the flying buttresses all around. (Notre Dame has always appeared unfinished or not complete in particular from the back). All the new architecture is proposed in gothic style but the statues can be more modern and left at the sensibility of the sculptors .....unified by the material used in a coherent gothic composition.