True, he built the black arrow in the middle of Notre Dame, its highest point.Thorstein said:A cathedral is never really completed!
I have read some info about Viollet le duc. This architect restored the cathedral during the 19th century, and wanted to add some top like in Cologne or Strasbourg because for him "it was not finished".
I didn't manage to find again this piece of information, but i believe adding tops above cathedrals became fashionable after Notre Dame de Paris has been drawn.
Are there any specialists here?
Franchement, pour avoir lu autant ssc et avoir vecu 5 ans en pays anglophone, je vais me cacherMetropolitan said:An architectural "flèche" is called a spire in English.
Shocking discovery! I only read that the architect "completed the cathedral", he possibly didnt complete the completion. damn.Obelixx said:Perhaps Notre Dame de Paris was never completed, because the plans were lost and it was declared for complete in order to hide the blamage!