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With one year to go before the reopening of Notre-Dame, the construction site is entering its final stretch


Highlights: A year before the planned completion of the spire, the first phase of the project is under way. The spire is expected to be completed by the end of the year. It will be the first time in history that a spire has been built in such a short period of time. The first spire to be built in this way was completed in 1859. The second spire will be completed in 2023, when it will be finished by the third spire. The final spire should be finished in 2024, when the fourth spire was completed.

REPORT - While the return of the spire symbolizes the rebirth of the cathedral, the mobilization of craftsmen and professionals on site remains intact to meet the reopening schedule, scheduled for December 8, 2024.

Parisians and tourists alike had become accustomed to a cathedral under construction masked by high fences. The sudden and spectacular breakthrough of Notre-Dame's spire in the sky in recent days shows that decisive steps are being taken. On April 15, 2019, the whole world witnessed its destruction by fire and then its fall.

A year before the reopening of Notre-Dame de Paris, its uprighting, as well as its cross, just reinstalled at its summit, marks the final stretch of the work. By the end of the year, the framework of the spire should be completed, and a metal rooster will be added to its top, which, according to tradition, will be blessed before being placed.

"Carved in wood"

The symbol of this revival has not escaped the head of state, who had promised to rebuild the monument in five years. This Friday morning, Emmanuel Macron is due to go to the construction site, precisely at the foot of the spire. There, accompanied by Monsignor Ulrich, he should...

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Source: lefigaro

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