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Preservation studies expert talks about fire, restoration at Notre Dame Cathedral

April 16, 2019 5:30 PM


Carolyn Scofield

WATCH: John Stubbs talks about the impact of Notre Dame Cathedral on architectural history, and how this world-renowned building can be restored.


John Stubbs, director of preservation studies at Tulane University School of Architecture, has studied and written about Notre Dame Cathedral in France and teaches about the iconic structure in the Master of Preservation Studies program.  Stubbs explains how this 856-year old monument stands as an example of loss and restoration.

"Like millions of others, I hurt for the place," Stubbs says. "But I also, as a building doctor who's seen a lot of restoration all over the world, I have no doubt it can be restored."