Verheerender Brand der Kathedrale Notre-Dame in Paris
April 16, 2019 - Ein Riesenfeuer hat die mittelalterliche Kathedrale Notre-Dame in Paris teilweise zerstört, sie ist Frankreichs berühmtestes mittelalterliches Bauwerk.
The 850-year-old Gothic building's spire and roof have collapsed but the main structure, including the two bell towers, has been saved, officials say.
The cause of the fire is not yet clear, but officials say it could be linked to the renovation work that began after cracks appeared in the stone.
Sixteen statues that were part of Notre Dame’s now destroyed spire are safe and unscathed after being removed as part of a renovation just days ago.
The $6.8m renovation project marked the first time the statues had been removed in over a century, according to the Associated Press.
The last time the cathedral suffered major damage was during the French Revolution.