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Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris tragically burned on April 15, 2019. The fire completely destroyed the structure’s iconic spire which collapsed hours after the fire was initially noticed.

French president Emmanuel Macron reassured the public that the cathedral could be restored and a fundraising campaign was quickly initiated to help fund the restoration, and over €1 billion was collected.

Then, France announced their plans to host a competition to design a replacement spire for the Notre-Dame Cathedral. This prompted many architects and designers to power up their creative minds and conjure new images of the roof and the spire.