PARIS (AP) — France’s Notre Dame Cathedral is lastly secure and safe sufficient for artisans to begin rebuilding it, greater than two years after the stunning hearth that tore by its roof, knocked down its spire and threatened to convey the remainder of the medieval monument down, too.
The federal government company overseeing the reconstruction introduced in a press release Saturday that the works to safe the construction — which started the day after the April 15, 2019 hearth — are ultimately full.
Carpenters, scaffolding consultants, skilled climbers, organ mechanics and others took half within the effort, which included particular momentary buildings to safe the enduring towers, vaults and partitions of the large roofless construction, and a particular “umbrella” to guard it from the climate.
Negotiations will now start with corporations bidding to participate within the mammoth reconstruction effort, the assertion stated. It is going to embrace some 100 completely different tenders for numerous tasks. Work to revive the organ will start within the fall, with different works anticipated to start within the winter.
The company is sustaining President Emmanuel Macron’s aim of permitting guests again inside in 2024, the yr Paris hosts the Olympics.
The announcement was made on a weekend that France and nations throughout Europe rejoice Heritage Days, when historic landmarks, authorities buildings and different websites are opened to the general public.
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