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Can Notre-Dame be restored in just five years?

Paris - French President Emmanuel Macron has promised to complete a painstaking renovation of Notre-Dame within five years after the historic cathedral suffered a monstrous fire that destroyed its spire and roof.

Macron vows to rebuild Notre-Dame within five years

Paris - French President Emmanuel Macron vowed Tuesday to rebuild Notre-Dame cathedral "within five years", after a fire that toppled the steeple of the 850-year-old landmark and caused major damage to the roof.

UK politicians bring parliament revamp a step closer

London - Major renovation of the Houses of Parliament came a step closer on Tuesday as Britain's upper chamber backed plans for politicians to move out of their historic home while the work is done.

Startups emerging in the restoration and reforestation economy

It's estimated that globally, 15 billion trees are cut down every year, and that's more than 41 million trees every day. At that rate of deforestation, it's hard to imagine how long it would take to replace trees if we relied on hand-planting alone.

After removing years of corrosion, we can now see the H.L. Hunley

Charleston - Back in 2000, when the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley was raised from its watery grave off Sullivan's Island in Charleston County, South Carolina, it looked like a lumpy, corroded artifact and not the submarine conservationists proudly show-off today.

Ruby slippers at the Smithsonian need a $300,000 upgrade

Seventy-seven years after "The Wizard of Oz" movie was released, Dorothy's famed ruby slippers are in dire need of repairs — about $300,000 worth to be exact.

Magnificent 'old time' cinema proves popular in St. Albans Special

Saint Albans - A cinema, originally built during the early 1930s and operated in the city of St. Albans, has recently re-opened and restored to its former glory. The building and experience offers an evening more enjoyable than the crowded multiplex.

Craigslist junker selling for $700 turns out to be worth millions

You never know what you might find on the Internet today. Corvette lovers are still kicking themselves after discovering an old "junker" advertised on Craigslist five years ago for a paltry $700 was actually worth millions.

'Restoration' ends up being a 'desecration' of Buddhist frescos

Chaoyang - Frescos inside a Buddhist temple, dating back to the Qing Dynasty in China's northeastern province of Liaoning, were desecrated in a failed attempt at restoration. The resulting artwork now looks like a poor attempt at cartooning.

Video: Amazing time-lapse photo restoration and colorization

In this just over seven minute video, we see the complete transformation of an old photo into a colorized and restored image of a person's grandmother, from beginning to end.

Elwha River restoration project set to begin in Washington

Port Angeles - A major river restoration project is set to begin in the US Pacific Northwest this month, as two large dams will be removed, enabling the river to flow freely for the first time in 100 years and helping bring back its astounding salmon runs.

Damaged section of the Great Wall of China to be renovated Special

Beijing - Beijing authorities announced the start of restoration work on a section of the Great Wall in Huairou District, north of the Chinese capital, which is considered a highly decaying and dangerous section of the historic fortification.

Restore Hetch Hetchy has SF PUC in debate with nonprofit group Special

In sunny California where the mild climate attracts just about everyone from everywhere the demand for water is constant.

Bluenose ll restoration attracts global audience

Lunenburg - The Bluenose ll, Nova Scotia's sailing ambassador has been attracting attention worldwide since work on its restoration began in Lunenburg. Web cams have attracted people from as far away as Kuwait.

Fire rips through Moscow Art Center, officials fear worst

Moscow - Russian art experts fear dozens of works of art including religious icons may have been damaged or destroyed in a fire at an art center in Moscow but officials say it could take days to properly assess the damage caused by Thursday and Friday's blaze.

Restored Da Vinci's 'The Virgin of the Rocks' shows new elements

London - When Leonardo Da Vinci painted 'The Virgin of the Rocks' it was long thought he had his assistants help him. Restoration experts at the National Gallery in London now say that it is possible that the master was the only one behind each brush stroke.

US commits $15 million to aid restoration of Auschwitz

Krakow, Poland - Hilary Clinton announced that the US would commit $15 million to aid the preservation and restoration of the Auschwitz concentration camp located in southern Poland.

Project To Restore The Everglades Is Suspended

A project to store runoff water to the Everglades in southern Florida has already cost $250 million dollars and is expected to have a final cost of up to $800 million. The plan was to have the project completed by 2010. It has now been suspended.

Research Team Rescues Rainforest

Half a century after most of Costa Rica's rainforests were cut down, researchers from the Boyce Thompson Institute took on a project that many thought was impossible - restoring a tropical rainforest ecosystem.

Women Can Now Get Their Virginity Back

Yes, the latest craze, is hymen repair. Surgery will now restore your hymen and your virginity.
 

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 Ecce Homo  - botched restoration by Cecilia Giménez.
'Ecce Homo' - botched restoration by Cecilia Giménez.
Centro de Estudios Borjanos
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Sam Spence
These buildings left in disrepair four years after Hurricana show the restoration still needed in th...
These buildings left in disrepair four years after Hurricana show the restoration still needed in the city of New Orleans.
Glines Canyon Dam  Washington.
Glines Canyon Dam, Washington.
The Dan Driscoll/flickr
This wetlands area is part of a restoration project in Ohio.  The new wetlands are similar to those ...
This wetlands area is part of a restoration project in Ohio. The new wetlands are similar to those that naturally occur in southwest Ohio
Wetland Mitigation Phase II Natural Resource Restoration Design Plan
Dam removal diagram.
Dam removal diagram.
tbone_sandwich/flickr
From a time-lapse video of the restoration and colorization of an old photo.
From a time-lapse video of the restoration and colorization of an old photo.
YouTube
The historic Old Mint in downtown San Francisco manufactured U.S. coins from 1874 to 1937. A new bui...
The historic Old Mint in downtown San Francisco manufactured U.S. coins from 1874 to 1937. A new building for the mint was built on upper Market Street and the historic structure has been largely unused since then.
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Notice the clean  wide promenade. This walkway encompasses the lake on the city s side  allowing the...
Notice the clean, wide promenade. This walkway encompasses the lake on the city's side, allowing the public to walk at their leisure.
YouTube
The Army Corps of Engineers has been instrumental in  salt marsh restoration construction. The contr...
The Army Corps of Engineers has been instrumental in salt marsh restoration construction. The contractor has installed temporary and erosion control fencing, constructed the detention basin, water diversion and control device and haul roads. This is the Broad Meadows salt marsh in New England.
CorpsNewEngland
Taco Dibbits  the General Director Rijksmuseum
Taco Dibbits, the General Director Rijksmuseum
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
Deforestation worsens climate change by releasing carbon stored in trees into the atmosphere  and pr...
Deforestation worsens climate change by releasing carbon stored in trees into the atmosphere, and preventing forests, or “carbon sinks,” from absorbing greenhouse gases for decades at a time.
U.S. Forestry Service
Elwha Dam on the Elwha River  Washington.
Elwha Dam on the Elwha River, Washington.
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Civil War Confederate submarine Hunley conservators Philippe de Vivies  left  and Paul Mardikian rem...
Civil War Confederate submarine Hunley conservators Philippe de Vivies, left, and Paul Mardikian remove the first section of the crew’s bench at the Warren Lash Conservation Lab in the former Charleston Navy Shipyard, S.C.
U.S. Naval Historical Center
Photo prior to being restored and colorized.
Photo prior to being restored and colorized.
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