Britse architect wil graag minaret herbouwen op afgefikte Notre Dame.
“The new spire on Notre Dame could be a “super-slender needle touching heaven’s clouds”, a minaret or a work of art composed entirely of light, according to some of Britain’s leading architects.
An international competition is to be held to find a replacement for the spire destroyed in the cathedral fire and British designers have been quick to respond with their ideas.
One scheme that can probably be discounted is placing a graceful minaret on top, as was suggested by Tom Wilkinson in an essay in Domus, the architecture magazine. He would like to see the approximately 100 Algerian protesters killed by the French police in 1961, and thrown into the Seine near by, get a proper memorial. Failing that, he’d like a recognition of French politics today: “A monument to le gilet jaune, complete with a dayglow spire.””