The world is mourning the devastating loss of Paris’ beloved Notre Dame, after the blaze that tore through the cathedral only last month on the 15th April. While the cathedral’s beehives managed to survive, the roof didn’t fare as well and was almost completely demolished by the fire. Ever since the tragedy, there has been ardent debate over how best to restore the ancient cathedral, with proposals hailing from architects far and wide. Brazil based architect Alexandre Fantozzi has proposed to rebuild the roof using stained glass, to give the structure a lighter, brighter feeling while staying true to the original Gothic style. Stockholm based firm Ulf Mejergren Architects, who describe themselves as “adventurous,” are even suggesting a swimming pool roof to replace the highly flammable medieval timber. Certainly a fun idea, but perhaps not what the French historians have in mind? What about an eco-cathedral? One Parisian architectural firm is proposing to … [Read more...] about Will Notre Dame be made into an eco-cathedral?
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Updated 10:04 am CDT, Wednesday, May 15, 2019 Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, third left, French Culture Minister Franck Riester, right, Notre Dame cathedral rector Patrick Chauvet, second left, and French chief architect of Historical Sites Philippe Villeneuve visit the Notre Dame de Paris cathedral, Wednesday May 15, 2019 in Paris. (Philippe Lopez/Pool via AP) less Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, third left, French Culture Minister Franck Riester, right, Notre Dame cathedral rector Patrick Chauvet, second left, and French chief architect of Historical Sites ... more Photo: Philippe Lopez, AP Photo: Philippe Lopez, AP Image 1 of / 8 Caption Close Image 1 of 8 Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, third left, French Culture Minister Franck Riester, right, … [Read more...] about Canadian PM visits ravaged Notre Dame to show solidarity
Orion Sang Detroit Free Press Published 12:45 PM EDT May 14, 2019 ROSEMONT, Ill. — Michigan football and Notre Dame will play the second leg of a home-and-home series this October at Michigan Stadium. Beyond that, there's nothing scheduled between the two teams. But certainly interest from both parties in continuing the on-and-off series. "We both have the interest to do it in the future, just not sure when," said Michigan athletic director Warde Manuel on Monday at the Big Ten athletic directors meetings. More on Manuel: U-M AD reiterates desire for Jim Harbaugh to never leave According to Manuel, there haven't been any recent discussion between him and Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick. “We have talked in the past about wanting to continue, but in the last few months, no, we haven’t talked about it," Manuel said. "I’ve been working on some other scheduling things, so has he." U-M and Notre Dame originally rekindled the rivalry in 2016 … [Read more...] about Michigan football, Notre Dame interested in facing off more
The University of Notre Dame announced recently that it will be covering up an “offensive” mural of Christopher Columbus, sparking debate and conflict amongst the university’s students and alumni. University of Notre Dame President Rev. John I Jenkins announced in a January 20 letter that the murals of Christopher Columbus would be covered up. Jenkins said that the murals ignore the consequences of Columbus’ voyage to America for Native Americans.The murals by Luigi Gregori that adorn the ceremonial entrance to Notre Dame’s Main Building depict the life and exploration of Christopher Columbus. Painted in 1882-84, not long after a devastating fire and reconstruction of the Main Building, they reflect the attitudes of the time and were intended as a didactic presentation, responding to cultural challenges for the school’s largely immigrant, Catholic population. In recent years, however, many have come to see the murals as at best blind to the … [Read more...] about Students and Alumni Debate Notre Dame Decision to Cover Columbus Mural
Updated 2:41 pm CST, Monday, January 21, 2019 In this Nov. 29, 2017, photo Kristin Fabian walks by a mural of Christopher Columbus at Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind. The University of Notre Dame will cover murals in a campus building that depict Christopher Columbus in America, the school's president said, following criticism that the images depict Native Americans in stereotypical submissive poses before white European explorers. (Robert Franklin/South Bend Tribune via AP) less In this Nov. 29, 2017, photo Kristin Fabian walks by a mural of Christopher Columbus at Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind. The University of Notre Dame will cover murals in a campus building that depict Christopher ... more Photo: Robert Franklin, AP Photo: Robert Franklin, AP Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close Image 1 … [Read more...] about Notre Dame to cover up murals of Columbus in the New World