Reconstructing Notre-Dame Cathedral’s Famed Acoustics #MusicMonday

via Bobby Owsinski’s Blog

The recent Notre-Dame Cathedral fire in Paris was devastating, but work is now well underway for a complete reconstruction. Over a billion Euros have been pledged for the rebuild, and 40 teams of workers under the watchful eyes of 4 lead architects are now on-site. But as fighting over how much to modernize rages on even during construction, much attention is being paid to the famed acoustics of the structure.

Luckily, a full study of the Cathedral’s acoustic imprint was done in 2013 by Brian FG Katz, a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America and CNRS research director at Sorbonne Université. The hope is that the details from that work will guide construction methods and materials selection in order to restore Notre-Dame to its previous acoustic glory.

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