The People's Notre-Dame Design Competition

Drew McCord

United States

Designer's Description

The Gothic pinecone is symbolic of human enlightenment, a connection to the heavens. The spire's quatrefoil windows allow for patterned daylight to spill into the main space and illuminate from within at night. The spire is a mixture of lightweight enduring structural elements, with exterior finishes that stay true to the landmark's original French Gothic design.

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