Islamic Minaret Should Replace Notre Dame Spire, Says Architecture Expert

– as an apology to Algerian Muslims.  Architect Tom Wilkinson argues that the rebuild is an opportunity to communicate a message of political correctness.  “I can’t say I ever thought it the most beautiful cathedral in the world,” writes Wilkinson, before going on to accusing Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, the cathedral’s 19th century restorer, of “utterly unforgettable fantasies of structural engineering.”  He calls for the rebuild to reflect “a more up-to-date form of political truth,” including “transforming Notre-Dame into a memorial to the generations of peasants who were exploited to fund it.”  According to Wilkinson, it could also include replacing the church’s perished 200 year old spire with an Islamic minaret.  Read more: