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Notre Dame: The 21st Century Restoration
of an Architectural Icon

Notre Dame: The 21st Century Restoration of an Architectural Icon [1] is presented by the Richard Morris Hunt Prize [2], a partnership program of the American Architectural Foundation [3] and French Heritage Society [4], sponsored in part by Lafarge [5].

Date: Thursday, April 4, 2013 [6]
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: National Building Museum [1], 401 F Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20001

The form of Paris’s Notre Dame Cathedral is rooted in Gothic architecture. The classical additions of Viollet le Duc centuries later were met with fury. Now undergoing restoration in the 21st century, how will these two architectural visions be represented? In this lecture presented by the Richard Morris Hunt Prize, Benjamin Mouton [7], Hon. AIA, chief architect of Historic Monuments of France [8], and vice president of ICOMOS [9], discusses the major restoration of Notre Dame Cathedral, the scientific grounds for historic monuments conservation, and the modern tools used by preservationists today.

The Hunt Prize is a program of the American Architectural Foundation and French Heritage Society, and is supported in part by Lafarge.

Tickets will be available for purchase at the door:

$12 for AAF, FHS, Alliance Francaise, and NBM Members | $12 for Students | $20 for Non-members

 Featured image courtesy of Olivier Bruchez [10].