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Between art historian Andrew Tallon’s laser scanning of the entire cathedral in 2015 and the incredibly detailed models created for Ubisoft’s mega-franchise Assassin’s Creed: Unity, the French people have not only centimeter-level measurements, but also an entire interactive, atmospheric representation of Notre-Dame to reference as they rebuild.


I had the luck to visit Notre-Dame several years ago, and it was simply awe inspiring. To see it in flames last week evoked what can only be described as a deep sense of mourning.