NOVA: Saving Notre Dame DVD

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When the Notre Dame cathedral caught fire in April 2019, Paris came very close to losing over 800 years of history. Now engineers are in a different race against time: to rebuild the roof and secure the medieval structure.
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When the Notre Dame cathedral caught fire in April 2019, Paris came very close to losing over 800 years of history. Now engineers are in a different race against time: to rebuild the roof and secure the medieval structure.

Underneath the charred scaffolding and vaulted ceilings of the cathedral, scientists study the components of Notre Dame's iconic structure to puzzle out how best to repair it. But it's a complicated and dangerous task. Underneath the charred scaffolding and vaulted ceilings of the cathedral, scientists study the components of Notre Dame's iconic structure to puzzle out how best to repair it. Deep below the streets of Paris, researchers explore medieval quarries, investigating the marine fossils they hold to figure out where the cathedral ceiling's original limestone was mined from. In a cutting-edge laboratory, glass conservators painstakingly repair Notre Dame's stained-glass windows, removing vaporized lead left behind by the inferno. And in the countryside, carpenters show how specific trees could be chosen for their grain to mimic the curves of the timbers of the cathedral's towering attic—the so-called "forest." As Luck Would Have It, advanced scanning technology had recently been used to create an elaborate digital model of the cathedral, creating an invaluable reference for the original structure. Even as investigators try to piece together what happened the day of the fire, scientists come together across disciplines to determine how they can reconstruct this icon of history and culture—and how such a catastrophe can be avoided in the future.

Producer: Alessandra Bonomolo, Laurie Cahalane, Melanie Wallace
Executive Producer: Julia Cort, Chris Schmidt, Carlo Massarella
Production Company: Windfall Films Ltd.; BBC
Production Year: 2020
Copyright Year: 2020
Rating: TV-G
Director: Joby Lubman
Narrator: Eric Meyers
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 57 minutes
Subtitled: Y

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Jan
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5.0 star rating
11/16/21
Love the history of this
Review by Jan on 11/16/21 review stating Love the history of this
Love the history of this cathedral,
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Kathy
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5.0 star rating
11/11/21
Saving Notre Dame
Review by Kathy on 11/11/21 review stating Saving Notre Dame
I just saw this amazing production on PBS. My awe grew as the story unfolded. Its rich and beautiful. Maybe Ill go to Paris in 2030 when the repairs might be completed. Ill be 80!
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Nicholas
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5.0 star rating
04/09/21
Saving Norte Dame
Review by Nicholas on 04/09/21 review stating Saving Norte Dame
It is great. Thank you for it. It came in a timely fashion and in good condition.
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Maria
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5.0 star rating
04/03/21
Restoring an icon
Review by Maria on 04/03/21 review stating Restoring an icon
I loved watching this piece. While in Paris decades ago, I saw this marvelous monument and it took my breath away. Watching the news, i was heartbroken to see Our Lady of Paris so damaged by fire. This documentary carefully records the painstaking work done to restore Notre Dame to its legendary grandeur. I was fascinated by this work. Thank you for giving us a closer look into the workmanship and dedication given to this wonderful structure.
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Jeannette
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5.0 star rating
02/23/21
Documentary about Notre Dame Cathederal
Review by Jeannette on 02/23/21 review stating Documentary about Notre Dame Cathederal
Nova does its usual excellent job of talking about the fire, discoveries found, and plans for reconstruction.


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