On 15 April 2019, the eyes of the world were turned on the cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris, engulfed in flames. All humanity feared this masterpiece of Gothic architecture would be lost forever – the most famous of cathedrals, the embodiment of the genius of medieval craftsmanship. But Notre-Dame stood firm. Already, architects, engineers, and artisans are planning how to rebuild what was destroyed.
Through a major historical and scientific investigation into the construction of Notre-Dame, we will stand alongside the builders of yesterday and today to understand the vast architectural, technical, human, financial and political challenges which played out during its turbulent history.