The world watched as fire ripped through one of the most iconic buildings in history. Notre Dame Cathedral was horrifically damaged in the blaze and many were shocked to see the historic church go up in smoke.
The church has been around for hundreds of years. In fact, it actually took hundreds of years to complete the iconic structure. Many people worked on the building over the course of generations.
Now, France has just made a major announcement. They are holding an incredible competition around the world for a chance to rebuild an incredible piece of the cathedral.
"France's Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has announced an international architects' competition to rebuild, and perhaps refashion, the fallen spire of Notre Dame cathedral," reported CNN.
The spire was destroyed by the flames in the recent event. It was originally added during the 19th century and was nearly 300-feet tall.
"Speaking after a cabinet meeting held by President Emmanuel Macron on reconstruction plans, Philippe said that the competition "will allow us to ask the question of whether we should even recreate the spire as it was conceived by [architect Eugene] Viollet-le-Duc," reported Reuters.
"Or if, as is often the case in the evolution of heritage, we should endow Notre Dame with a new spire."
Do you think you might want to enter the competition?
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