Rebuilding Notre Dame more than vanity project

Many believe money would be better spent elsewhere but even non-believers should be able to appreciate the value of a place of solace in a bewildering world, writes Stephen L Carter

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Mountain climbers hired to place tarpaulins over fire-ravaged Notre Dame

The coverings are intended to protect the site from rain.

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Notre Dame and the economics of investing in heritage

The Notre Dame fire has strengthened the argument in both economic and environmental terms of investing and looking after heritage buildings both here and abroad, writes Kyran Fitzgerald.

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Notre Dame raises question about values

ARE buildings more important than people?

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French sailors pay tribute to Notre Dame by lining up in the cathedral’s shape

Sailors on board an aircraft carrier were showing ‘solidarity’ with Paris, according to the French navy.

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Notre Dame firefighters honoured at Easter Sunday Mass in Paris

With the fire-ravaged cathedral out of use, the Saint-Eustache church was used for the fixture in the Christian calendar.

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180,000 bees kept on top of Notre Dame cathedral discovered alive

European bees never abandon their hives, he said.

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Yellow vest anger mixes with Notre Dame mourning in Paris

Some 60,000 police officers were mobilised for Saturday’s protests across France as the interior minister warned of the risk of resurgent violence.

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Notre Dame Cathedral stabilised as firefighters leave site

French authorities are now preparing for more protests by the yellow vest movement.

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Notre Dame blaze likely caused by electrical fault

A team investigating the fire at Notre Dame in Paris think an electrical short-circuit was the most likely cause.

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France honours Notre Dame firefighters in day-long tribute

The tributes came as construction workers rushed to secure an area above one of the church’s famed rose-shaped windows.

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France paying tribute to Notre Dame firefighters

President Emmanuel Macron will host a special gathering at the presidential palace in Paris to share ‘words of thanks’.

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Suddenly, France’s sense of the sacred is burning brightly again

Fear of the loss of transcendence hurts people most about the fire in Notre Dame cathedral, writes Victoria White

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Notre Dame inferno: The very heart of France has been set ablaze

Notre-Dame’s fragility reminds us of the EU’s. We must rebuild both, says Bernard-Henri Lévy

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Bells of French cathedrals ring out in tribute to Notre Dame

Restoration specialists have questioned President Emmanuel Macron’s ambitious five-year reconstruction timeline for the cathedral.

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Assassin’s Creed publisher pledges €500,000 to Notre Dame restoration

The cathedral features in great detail in Assassin’s Creed Unity, which Ubisoft is giving away free to PC users for one week.

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Notre Dame ‘faced chain-reaction collapse’

Firefighters averted a bigger catastrophe by protecting wooden supports in the twin medieval bell towers, according to a fire expert.

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Macron’s five-year plan to rebuild Notre Dame questioned

The French president has said he wants to see the restoration completed within five years.

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Notre Dame could be closed for up to six years after fire

Notre Dame's rector has said the Paris cathedral will be closed for five to six years.

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French PM announces competition for architects to rebuild Notre Dame spire

Edouard Philippe said the competition aims at ‘giving Notre Dame a spire adapted to techniques and challenges of our times’.

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In pictures: Notre Dame fire aftermath as French president vows to rebuild

The world was aghast after the cathedral went up in flames.

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Donations pour in from around the world to help rebuild Notre Dame

Around €880m has already been pledged after a devastating fire at the 12th-century cathedral.

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Shock, sadness, but no panic: Minutes that saved Notre Dame

Onlookers wept as flames overtook the rooftop spire.

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Notre Dame restoration should not get stuck in the past, says expert

President Emmanuel Macron vowed ‘we will rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral even more beautifully’.

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Cathedral at heart of France is ‘fragile’ — but will be restored

David Hughes There is no evidence of arson in the fire that destroyed the landmark Notre Dame cathedral, according to the French public prosecutor, who said they are working on the assumption that the blaze was an accident.

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Notre Dame: A rallying point for EU solidarity

Not every society has symbols that tell a story far beyond their original intent; buildings or monuments so polished

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Five-year timetable to restore Notre Dame

French president Emmanuel Macron has set a target of five years for the ruined Notre Dame Cathedral to be rebuilt.

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Hundreds pray by Notre Dame for second night

Organisers said in a statement they want to show their attachment to Notre Dame.

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'We will rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral even more beautiful': Macron sets five-year target for restoration

The French president outlined his hopes in an address to the nation on Tuesday night.

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eBay removes advert for ‘timber recovered from Notre Dame fire’

T-shirts with the slogan ‘Je Suis Notre Dame’ have also been taken down.

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Notre-Dame: From searing emotion to the future rebirth of a World Heritage Site

On the night of April 15, 2019, in Paris, the emotions were raw.

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Update: More than €500m pledged to rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral

The Paris prosecutor said there is no evidence of arson in the Notre Dame fire and that they’re working on the assumption that the blaze was an accident.

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Notre Dame’s ‘most precious’ treasures saved

Investigators believe the fire started accidentally, as tributes poured in from world leaders.

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Why are we so moved by the plight of the Notre Dame?

Scrolling through news of the Notre Dame fire on social media feeds was like watching a real-time archive of grief in the making, as people expressed their dismay and sorrow at the damage wrought, write Jose Antonio Gonzalez Zarandona and Cristina Garduño Freeman.

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Firefighters share video and images of their battle with Notre Dame inferno

The French capital’s pompiers fought the blaze at Paris’s landmark cathedral overnight and, in the morning, finally extinguished it.

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How the Notre Dame Cathedral fire unfolded

A huge fire has destroyed parts of the famous Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. Here is how the devastating blaze unfolded.

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Parisians gather to mourn catastrophic damage to cathedral

One woman said: ‘Notre Dame is our soul. The soul of France.’

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How Notre Dame’s age and design fuelled flames and foiled firefighters

There was little emergency services could have done to halt the spread of the fire any sooner, experts said.

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Pictures of inside Notre Dame Cathedral this morning as fire is controlled

Photos also show the main structure of the building on the outside felt untouched and the stain glass windows still intact.

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Art world hails Notre Dame as monument to ‘the best of civilisation’

Experts are mourning the catastrophic damage caused to the Gothic cathedral.

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VIDEO: Parisians kneel and sing as they watch their beautiful Notre Dame Cathedral burn

"Such a beautiful building. The singing is so touching though, it’s amazing how a heartbreaking event can bring people together"

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Heart in ashes: Headlines in France after Notre Dame fire

French president Emmanuel Macron said sadness would be felt across the nation.

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Hopes for some of Notre Dame’s priceless artefacts

Firefighters and police created a human chain to pull items from the burning cathedral.

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Fundraising begins to help rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral

Emmanuel Macron vowed to restore the historic landmark.

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Crews halt spread of fire after massive blaze engulfs Notre Dame

.The structure of Notre Dame has been saved after a huge fire destroyed parts of the famous cathedral, according to a fire chief in Paris.

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Notre Dame blaze – what we know so far

Around 400 firefighters battled the blaze in the 12th century cathedral.

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'This cathedral will be rebuilt', pledges Macron as crews halt spread of Notre Dame blaze

Latest: The structure of Notre Dame has been saved after a huge fire destroyed parts of the famous cathedral, according to a fire chief in Paris.

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In Pictures: Paris landmark engulfed in flames

The deputy mayor said the cathedral had suffered ‘colossal’ damage.

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Notre Dame Cathedral: Most visited landmark in Paris

The original structure took nearly 200 years to complete.

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