The day after a massive fire destroyed the oak-beamed structure of the Notre Dame and collapsed its spire, French President Emmanuel Macron promised the nation the historic cathedral would be rebuilt—and be “more beautiful than before”—within five years, a timetable many experts consider impossible.
France’s Prime Minister Édouard Philippe has announced an international architectural competition to redesign the roofline of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris after a massive fire destroyed the oak-beamed structure and collapsed its spire.
A massive fire has destroyed much of Paris’ iconic Notre Dame Cathedral, considered one of the world’s greatest architectural treasures. The fire broke out Monday, April 15, evening on the cathedral’s roof and quickly consumed the more than 850-year-old building.
British Columbia is taking steps to revive the province’s forest industry by requiring the use of engineered wood on two major projects: the new Royal BC Museum in Victoria, and the new St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver.