No architect can rebuild a cathedral of another epoch, embodying the desires, the aspirations, the love and hate of the people whose heritage it became. Therefore the images we have before us of monumental structures of the past cannot live again with the same intensity and meaning. Their faithful duplication is irreconcilable. But we dare not discard the lessons these buildings teach, for they have the common characteristics of greatness upon which the building of our future must, in one sense or another, rely.
— Louis Kahn