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After the fire: Rebuilding Notre Dame

It’s at the heart of Paris, in every sense of the word, and so when Notre Dame Cathedral was engulfed by fire in April 2019, it became the nation’s mission to restore the medieval church to its full glory. Correspondent Seth Doane was given rare access to the cathedral’s interior as it undergoes repairs, and talks with the former military general in charge of completing the effort by 2024.


The dismantling of the damaged scaffolding on Notre-Dame de Paris is officially complete since November 24! This essential operation was a key milestone of the Safety Phase, which will ensure Notre-Dame Cathedral’s structural integrity and security. 

In April 2019, Notre-Dame Cathedral’s spire was under restoration for critically needed repairs. During the fire of April 15, the scaffolding built for the restoration survived the collapse of the spire but was warped by the heat of the fire. When the flames were extinguished, the 40,000-piece web of tangled, melted metal weighing 200 tons – half of which were over 300 feet high – dangled precariously, posing a serious threat to the cathedral. To read more go to the link below: ℗ is your source to learn about the broad and beautiful spectrum of our shared History.