PARIS – French President Emmanuel Macron has promised that the Notre Dame Cathedral will be rebuilt as prosecutors begin investigating what caused the fire, which greatly damaged the 850-year-old symbol of Paris and led to the fact that its thin spire collapsed and flame. 39, I
Macron said that international efforts to raise funds for reconstruction will begin on Tuesday.
"We will be restoring Notre Dame," he said, visiting the site on Monday evening. "Because they expect the French".
Notre Dame, built in the 12th and 13th centuries on the basis of an earlier church and Roman shaft on the island of Seine, is the world-famous symbol of France, which is visited by about 13 million people a year.
Charmed inhabitants of Paris and visitors watched as the cathedral, with its famous flying buttresses, was built to maintain relatively thin and tall walls of its era, burned six days before the Passover,
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Officials released new details of the fire Monday Monday with a fire chief in Paris, Jean-Claude Galle, stating that it began at 6:30 pm in the attic. More than nine hours later, the authorities said that the fire was "under control", but on the mornings on Tuesday, a hole in the forest roof left under the influence of the cathedral continued to burn.
Rector of the cathedral, mon. Patrick Shoe said that the fire seems to have begun in the inner network of tree beams, many of the Middle Ages, and received the nickname "forest."
In addition to damaging the building, fire broke through the cathedral roof, and put at risk its relics and stained-glass windows, while the glasses are fastened with lead, which melts at high temperatures. Although one treasure, a relic of the crown of thorns, which was said that Jesus Christ was wearing during his crucifixion, was preserved, the status of other historical objects incomprehensible threatened the immense collection of the cathedral of the Christian art and relics.]
An architect who followed the work of the cathedral in the 1980s and 1990s, said that he believed that many of the building and its furniture could be preserved. "The cabinet was acting as a firewall, and it kept the heat worst," said architect Bernard Foncancerne. Early roof tests have shown that the tree frame was for the most part the same oak and chestnut structure built by the first builders, "said Mr. Fonckerny.
It lasted so long, because the roof was regularly repaired and waterproof. But it meant that the wood below was very dry and could easily burn, he said.
Officials said they had not yet known what caused the fire that is currently being investigated.
[Oh what we know and do not know about the fire.]  Two years ago, the spokeswoman of the cathedral said that he needed a huge transformation, estimated at about $ 180 million. Most of the limestone exterminator was blurred, the pieces were blown up by wind, said spokeswoman Andre Fino.
The cathedral is covered with forests during the restoration work, which firefighters can expose old houses of worship with risky open fire or sparks from equipment.
"And now he went away, perhaps because of negligence," said Mr. Funchverny. "Work with heat, as it did, next to so much old dry wood, requires extraordinary caution."