Saint Jean de Montmartre was the first church built in Paris using innovative techniques in reinforced concrete construction. Designed by Anatole du Baudot, building began in 1894 but was halted because of masonry regulation violations. After lawsuits, orders for demolition and weight testing of the roof, construction was resumed in 1902 and the church was finished by 1904. The design is influenced by Eastern motifs and Art Nouveau, but to me it looks like a Vulcan place of worship. It also couldn't help but remind me of Rafael Alfandary, our favourite Canadian jewelry designer.