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Notre Dame’s collapse — and the loss of what it stood for

Rich Lowry, New York Post

Notre Dame stands for so many qualities that we now lack — patience and staying power, the cultivation of beauty, a deep­religious faith, a cultural confidence and ambition that could create a timeless monument of our civilization — that the collapse of its spire was almost too much to bear. It was the work of generations, completed over the course of 300 years, in a triumph over considerable architectural and logistical challenges. Notre Dame has been thoughtfully restored and preserved over the years, to our credit. But it’s difficult not to discern a distressing message in the wanton destruction that ravaged the iconic cathedral — what prior generations so carefully and faithfully built, we are losing.

https://nypost.com/2019/04/15/notre-dames-collapse-and-the-loss-of-what-it-stood-for/