Historical Monuments are the treasure of Humanity. They've been passing through the centuries and altered by time, weather, pollution, wars, natural disasters. They are also the testimonial of humanity and civilizations. For the sake of Humanity, we have to protect them, keep a trace of them, renew them and lower their cost of operation and maintenance, as well as prepare them for the future centuries and generations.
If destroyed or damaged, we have to be able to reconstruct them, like per the example of Notre-Dame Cathedral, or Charles and Rennie Mackintosh's Glasgow School of Art.
The only way to achieve such a noble objective is to use digital technologies like reality capture, BIM, CAD and many other innovative approaches like Virtual Reality of photo realistic rendering. This will ensure future generation and owners of these beauties that they will always have a digital twin of their prestigious and beautiful assets, allowing them for an eternal and peaceful life...