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Notre-Dame Cathedral: the reconstruction can begin


When it was on fire, the images of the fire caused horror around the world. Now the renovation of the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris can begin - after several years of securing work.

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Construction site at Notre Dame Cathedral in central Paris

Photo: Ian Langsdon / AP

For years it was a fire ruin, now the landmark of the French capital is to be rebuilt: work on the heavily damaged Paris Cathedral Notre-Dame can begin.

It took more than two years to secure and clean the scene of the fire.

Now the tenders have started so that the renovation can start in winter, announced the public reconstruction company in Paris.

The goal remains a reopening of Notre-Dame in 2024. In order to meet the schedule, the 1000 oak trees that are needed for the restoration of the spire and the transept have already been felled.

In addition, the experts have already been selected to renovate the large organ that had been removed.

The fused scaffolding has now been dismantled.

Wooden cladding was pulled in to support the vaults.

On April 15, 2019, the world-famous attraction on Paris Île de la Cité went up in flames.

The fire spread in the roof structure and hit large parts of the building.

The cause of the fire has not yet been fully clarified: a fault in the electrical system or a cigarette that was not put out could have triggered the fire.

Just one day later, on April 16, 2019, the security work around the cathedral had started.

nil / dpa

Source: spiegel

All life articles on 2021-09-18

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