Iconic Notre-Dame Cathedral burnt in Paris

Notre-Dame Cathedral burning

Paris, France – The Iconic Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris caught fire on Monday evening just before French President to deliver an important policy speech about trying to heal the country from months of “Yellow Vest” demonstrations.

Around 500 firefighters battled the blaze for nearly five hours, but the cathedral’s iconic spire fell during the battle with the blaze.

“The worst has been avoided even though the battle is not completely won,” President Emmanuel Macron said in a brief and solemn speech at Notre-Dame on Monday night, vowing that the cathedral would be rebuilt.

“This is the place where we have lived all of our great moments, the epicenter of our lives,” he said. “It is the cathedral of all the French.”

Zero killed has been informed by the officials but a firemen has been injured.

Notre-Dame

Notre-Dame de Paris is a medieval Gothic architecture built in the 12th and 13th centuries. Notre-Dame is not just a historic monument for France it is a landmark that is visited by about 30,000 people a day and around 13 million people a year.

Kings and Queens of France were married and buried there, Napoleon Bonaparte was crowned emperor here in 1804, and many more historic events happened here.

Rebuilding

French President has informed that the historic monument will be rebuilt and Hundreds of millions of euros have already been pledged, thanks to some of France’s richest families. A study explained by the MIT explains that an exact digital replica of the building was captured by an architectural historian called Andrew Tallon in 2015 which will help to rebuild the structure and bring back the history to one of the most important buildings in the world.

More to follow

Leave a Reply

Top