- May 4, 2005
Notre Dame has caught fire, with the flames engulfing the upper part of the cathedral and causing the spire to collapse.
Perhaps they are loathe to do too much to it, since maintaining it might involve replacing parts of the brickwork etc.Holy Smokes!
Reading down the linked article, I'm dismayed at its state of disrepair. You'd think that such an iconic monument would be better kept.
Yeah, five years soundsa bit overly hopeful. Still, it could be done - but would probably double the cost.Company donations followed by new fine works of art er advertisement
The only part of it that I question is the 5 years bit, they can hardly have even got a full assessment of the damage let alone made choices on how to rebuild nor the final estimated costs, resources, builders etc.... So I figure ANY time estimation is just a pie in the sky estimation right now. I wouldn't be surprised to see it run way over that or even "never finish" as such but get the bulk of the core work done.