Architect unveils striking proposal for ‘green’ Notre Dame

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The rebuilt Notre Dame could feature a futuristic glass design, solar power, and an urban farm that supports vulnerable and homeless Parisians, if one architecture firm’s vision is realized.

  • Emily Dixon
  • CNN

In April, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced an international competition for architects to redesign the cathedral’s 19th century spire, which collapsed after a fire devastated the 850-year-old Gothic landmark.

Paris firm Vincent Callebaut Architectures responded to the call with an innovative, eco-friendly design that supports the local population and produces more energy than it…

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