Posts Tagged ‘Notre-Dame de Paris’

Using lead to restore Notre-Dame de Paris roof a big mistake, says professor

Thursday, December 7th, 2023

Judith Rainhorn, a historian specialising in the history of lead pollution, has criticised officials in charge of renovating the fire-damaged Notre-Dame de Paris for using lead, a highly toxic metal, for the world-famous cathedral’s new roof. “In this day and age, there are so many possible techniques and materials that we could obviously have found Read more

Man makes Pope’s wheelchair with wood saved from Notre Dame de Paris

Thursday, August 3rd, 2023

Because a classic wheelchair is not very chic and not always ergonomic, Paul decided to make one out of wood. It’s also less expensive. He built one in his workshop in the Dordogne with wood from Notre Dame Cathedral. It is intended for the Pope, who agreed to sponsor his project. In his workshop in Read more

Critics blast new liturgical furnishings for Notre-Dame de Paris

Monday, July 3rd, 2023

New liturgical furnishings have been chosen for Notre-Dame de Paris, the world-famous gothic cathedral in the French capital that’s currently being refurbished after almost being destroyed in a 2019 fire. The furnishings include a semi-circle altar rising from a three-step base, a designer bishop’s chair, a sleek ambo, and a stylised tabernacle – all in Read more