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Reconstruction of Notre Dame Cathedral to Complete in 2024

Infra News - Published on Thu, 16 Jul 2020

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The spire of the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, destroyed in a catastrophic fire in April last year, will be restored to its 19th Century design in accordance with the wishes of the French Senate, which rejected the idea of a modern reinterpretation. Before the fire, an American art history professor used a laser scanner to scan Notre Dame, which has offered hope for an exact reconstruction. A press release from Macron’s office said reconstruction will be finished within five years, in time for the Paris 2024 summer olympics.

The 96 meter tall spire was erected in 1859, and was designed by Eugène Viollet-le-Duc to replicate the original spire built in 1230, which had to be removed due to decay. At the time of the fire, extensive scaffolding and two lifts had been erected for restoration works on the spire and statues. Work to remove the melted scaffolding from the structure began in June 2020.

Architectural firms such as Vincent Callebaut Architectures, and Gensler had provided alternative designs in the fire's wake.

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Thu, 16 Jul 2020
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