Overburdened With Meaning

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Apparently not everyone is unhappy that Notre Dame Cathedral burned.

“But for some people in France, Notre Dame has also served as a deep-seated symbol of resentment, a monument to a deeply flawed institution and an idealized Christian European France that arguably never existed in the first place. ‘The building was so overburdened with meaning that its burning feels like an act of liberation,’ says Patricio del Real, an architecture historian at Harvard University.”

Read it all here.

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