Forbes contributor Regina Cole turned to Min Kyung Lee, Assistant Professor of Growth and Structure of Cities, for an article about renovations to the fire-ravaged Notre-Dame Cathedral.
From the article:
"Architectural historian Min Kyung Lee, Assistant Professor of Growth and Structure of Cities at Bryn Mawr, has studied the structure and the history of Notre-Dame. She points out that, while the restoration question seems simple, the building and the site are very complicated.
'It’s not just about restoring a medieval building,' she points out. 'The spire that fell is a product of the mid-19th century, when architect Eugène-Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc worked on the building. In fact,' she adds, 'the building has been under constant renovation, with things removed, like gargoyles, or things added, like the steeple.'”
Read the full article on the Forbes website.