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10:55  16 april  2019
10:55  16 april  2019 Source:   msn.com

Paris' historic Notre-Dame Cathedral hit by fire

Paris' historic Notre-Dame Cathedral hit by fire A fire broke out at Notre Dame Cathedral in central Paris on Monday afternoon, a spokesman from the fire department said.

The fire at the Cathedral of Notre - Dame began about 6:30 p.m. Monday.CreditCreditFrancois Guillot/Agence When the architects of Cathedral of Notre - Dame set to work some 850 years ago The church’s sanctuary, they decreed, must be taller than any built before . The nave would rise 108

Huge fire sweeps through Notre Dame Cathedral – in pictures . Read more. The fire service said the fire had been reduced and it was a major accomplishment by hundreds of firefighters that the flames were stopped from spreading to the north tower belfry.

Pictures of Notre-Dame Before the Fire: A Cathedral That Defined a City © Bruno Barbey/Magnum Photos Bastille Day, 1970. Work on Notre-Dame began in the twelfth century.

When the architects of Cathedral of Notre-Dame set to work some 850 years ago, their goals were nothing if not ambitious.

Pictures of Notre-Dame Before the Fire: A Cathedral That Defined a City © Jean-Sebastien Evrard/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Notre-Dame is one of Paris’s most famous landmarks, drawing about 13 million visitors a year.

The church’s sanctuary, they decreed, must be taller than any built before. The nave would rise 108 feet, and the two 223-feet-tall towers would cast a far-reaching shadow over the roofs of Paris.

Pictures of Notre-Dame Before the Fire: A Cathedral That Defined a City © Getty Notre-Dame around 1900. The 12th century had just entered its second half, and to achieve new heights, the builders made early use of external supports known as flying buttresses.

Billionaire gives 100 million Euros to rebuild Notre-Dame

Billionaire gives 100 million Euros to rebuild Notre-Dame One of France's richest men is to donate 100 million Euros (£86.3m) towards the rebuilding of Notre-Dame. In a statement given to the French newspaper Le Figaro, billionaire François-Henri Pinault, who is married to the actress Salma Hayek, said he hoped the money would help to "completely rebuild Notre-Dame". Video: Notre Dame fire: Politicians around the world react to the blaze (Press Association) Your browser does not support this video require(["binding"], function (binding) { binding("wcVideoPlayer", "#video_player_31810536-d7f6-4584-a8c7-e71cbe2e0309").

PARIS — Notre - Dame cathedral , the iconic symbol of the beauty and history of Paris, was scarred by an extensive fire on Monday evening that collapsed part of its delicate spire, bruised the Parisian skies with smoke and further disheartened a city already back on its heels after weeks of violent protests.

Hours after a massive fire engulfed the historic Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris on Monday, a city official said the structure of the building had been saved. The fire at the cathedral caused the roof to collapse, destroyed a spire and spread to one of the building's two rectangular towers.

Pictures of Notre-Dame Before the Fire: A Cathedral That Defined a City © Imagno, via Getty Images Work on the cathedral did not stop once it was completed. A laborer in about 1900.

The cathedral today is one of the most iconic images of Paris, second only, perhaps, to the Eiffel Tower. Around 13 million visitors tour the structure each year, and untold postcards bearing photos of its towers and its rose windows are sent back home.

Pictures of Notre-Dame Before the Fire: A Cathedral That Defined a City © Getty At play in the snow in December 1938. On Monday, the world was again gazing at Notre-Dame — but now in horror, not awe.

Pictures of Notre-Dame Before the Fire: A Cathedral That Defined a City © Pierre Jahan/Roger Viollet, via Getty Images American soldiers on the cathedral square on Aug. 25, 1944, when Paris was being liberated during World War II.

The cathedral sits in the middle of the Seine river, on the Île de la Cité. It took more than 200 years to build, and was begun under King Louis VII.

Revealed: 'Fearless' priest saved priceless relics from burning Notre-Dame

Revealed: 'Fearless' priest saved priceless relics from burning Notre-Dame A French priest who helped comfort the wounded after the worst terrorist attack on Paris this century has emerged as the hero of the Notre-Dame fire. Jean-Marc Fournier, chaplain of the Paris Fire Brigade, saved the Blessed Sacrament and the Crown of Thorns from the burning cathedral on Monday night when he bravely went in with firefighters. It had been feared that both religious artefacts would be lost to the raging fire which engulfed the iconic building.

Fire rips through Notre - Dame . Paris landmark's main structure 'has been saved'. Macron vows to rebuild. Dispatch: 'No words can describe the pain'. Bénédicte Paviot: This impossible devastation wounds us all. Telegraph View: Notre - Dame can and must rise again.

Notre Dame cathedral has caught fire , according to the Parisian fire service and eyewitnesses. Footage posted online shows a large fire engulfing the upper part A major operation was under way, the fire department added, while a city hall spokesman said on Twitter that the area was being cleared.

Pictures of Notre-Dame Before the Fire: A Cathedral That Defined a City © Keystone-France, via Getty Images Ordaining deacons in 1938.

History had a way of finding its ways through its doors.

Pictures of Notre-Dame Before the Fire: A Cathedral That Defined a City © Afp Philippe Petit, the high-wire artist, between the towers in 1971.

Henry VI was crowned there in 1431.

Pictures of Notre-Dame Before the Fire: A Cathedral That Defined a City © Dmitry Kostyukov for The New York Times The cathedral is a jewel of medieval Gothic architecture.

In October 1793, amid the fervor of the French Revolution, antiroyalists forced their way into the cathedral’s Royal Gallery, and used ropes to pull down statues of what they thought were kings.

Pictures of Notre-Dame Before the Fire: A Cathedral That Defined a City © Dmitry Kostyukov for The New York Times As the years passed, the cathedral showed signs of age. In 2017, fallen stones littered its roof.

They were — just not the kings the revolutionaries thought. The statues depicted the old Kings of Judea.

Pictures of Notre-Dame Before the Fire: A Cathedral That Defined a City © Bettmann Archive, via Getty Images An artist painting Notre Dame in an undated photograph.

But out they were dragged, anyway, into Cathedral Square, where they met the same fate as so many others during the revolution: the guillotine.

Notre Dame fire prompts Taoiseach to consider review of fire precautions at historic sites in Ireland

Notre Dame fire prompts Taoiseach to consider review of fire precautions at historic sites in Ireland The devastating fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris means Government will consider a major review of fire precautions at Irish historic buildings, the Taoiseach has said. The devastating fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris means Government will consider a major review of fire precautions at Irish historic buil Mr Varadkar said such a review “could be a good idea” and he would consult the Housing and Heritage Ministers about such a move.

Notre Dame fire : What we know A major fire erupted at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris Monday. The cathedral , which was undergoing renovations, suffered extensive damage. the fire at Notre Dame , calling the cathedral "a symbol of Christianity in France and in the

A major fire has engulfed the famed Medieval Notre - Dame cathedral in central Paris, destroying the ancient timber roof, bringing down the central spire And that is to say nothing of the interior. Nunez said: “ The fire has gone down in terms of intensity, so we think that the structure of Notre - Dame is

Pictures of Notre-Dame Before the Fire: A Cathedral That Defined a City © The Print Collector/Getty Images The Seine seen from a tower of the cathedral in 1931.

As it happens, it was Napoleon who ended up saving the cathedral. Decades later, in 1804, he was crowned emperor there.

Pictures of Notre-Dame Before the Fire: A Cathedral That Defined a City © Eugène Atget/Corbis, via Getty Images A view of Notre Dame in 1922.

Assassin’s Creed publisher pledges 500,000 euros to Notre Dame restoration.
The cathedral features in great detail in Assassin’s Creed Unity, which Ubisoft is giving away free to PC users for one week.

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