France pledges to rebuild Notre Dame after destructive fire

France pledges to rebuild Notre Dame after destructive fire

Private individuals and organisations within France have offered to dig deep, with the president of the Professional Football League (LFP) Nathalie Boy de la Tour saying the body "will help financially rebuild this cathedral".

"Or whether, as is often the case during the evolution of heritage, we should endow Notre-Dame with a new spire that reflects the techniques and challenges of our era".

The Paris prosecutor's office have ruled out terror-related motives for now and say they are treating the fire as an accident.

"While we must await the final damage assessment, media images make it look like a tragic loss", he said. According to French authorities, two police officers and a firefighter were slightly injured.

The fire started roughly five or six minutes after the cathedral closed at 6:45 p.m., France 24 reported.

Nearby buildings were evacuated as fears mounted that the structure could collapse.

Firefighters secure Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris on April 16, 2019, in the aftermath of a fire that caused its spire to crash to the ground.

The first 24-48 hours were crucial to protecting the stone and wood structure from water damage and assessing the next steps, she told The Associated Press, warning that parts of the cathedral remain "extremely fragile", notably hundreds of tons of scaffolding around the spire that collapsed. Gallet said "two-thirds of the roofing has been ravaged". Thousands of Parisians and tourists had watched in horror from nearby streets on Monday night as flames engulfed the building and officials tried to save as much as they could of the cathedral's countless treasures, built up over centuries. "Our friendship and prayers to @Eglisecatho, and especially to Mgr Aupetit", the chief rabbi of France, Haim Korsia, tweeted, addressing the Bishops' Conference of France, and the archbishop of Paris Monsignor Michel Aupetit.

The Notre Dame's height also posed a challenge, providing extra oxygen for the fire to breath and complicating efforts to reach the flames.

"I gave collective absolution, as the Catholic Church authorises me", he said at the time. She did not provide details. Macron, who vowed to rebuild the 850-year-old Gothic monument, called for contributions and said he would draw on the world's best talents for the task.

Macron stated that a national fundraising campaign would be launched to restore the 856-year-old monument.

"Notre Dame is our history, our literature, part of our psyche, the place of all our great events, our epidemics, our wars, our liberations, the epicentre of our lives", Macron told reporters in front of the still burning Paris landmark", he said.

Goodall said gazing at a rose window in the mostly vacant church, hearing a piece by Bach playing in a distant corner for a wedding, was a "suddenly captured moment of eternity" and "perhaps the closest I have ever come to experiencing ecstasy, the ecstasy of the mystic".

The organization, which was founded in 1982, gave two grants a year ago totaling more than $430,000 for restoration projects at France's national library, she said.

Related Articles

  • British retail sales surge in March: ONS

    British retail sales surge in March: ONS

    Economic data has failed to move the pound significantly in recent months as Brexit negotiations dominate the news agenda. On the monthly basis, the growth rate in the quantity bought increased by 1.1 percent in March.
    China Trade Deal to be Finalized in May?

    China Trade Deal to be Finalized in May?

    China said today there is "still much work to finish" on the text of a trade agreement with the United States. The import tax, or tariff, is higher on US grain shipments that exceed the quota.

    Is Amazon Listening to Your Conversation with Alexa?

    The company also stated that employees can not identify the person or account relating to the voice recordings. The reactions to this revelation, however, would indicate that many users were completely unaware of this.
  • How Technology Changed Gaming

    They are as popular as Fortnite’s second chapter that, according to techradar.com , will be talked about for some time. The gaming industry as a whole now has games with demanding graphics that can be played on a phone as well as on a computer.
    Disney throws down gauntlet in war on Netflix

    Disney throws down gauntlet in war on Netflix

    Last week , Disney priced its service at $7 per month, just over half the $13 price for Netflix's most USA popular plan. Netflix added a record number of paid streaming customers in the first quarter, reaching a total of 148.86 million.
    ‘Nerves’ could be why Meghan Markle's avoiding post-birth photocall

    ‘Nerves’ could be why Meghan Markle's avoiding post-birth photocall

    Last year, months before marrying her Prince, Meghan Markle had to make the ultimate sacrifice in order to join the Royal family. Meghan and Harry have also made a decision to keep the birth private and will not pose for photos once it is born.
  • Disney Pledges Millions To Notre Dame Repairs

    Disney Pledges Millions To Notre Dame Repairs

    Roses have been laid near Notre Dame Cathedral a day after a fire devastated the cathedral in central Paris , April 16, 2019. Experts say France no longer has trees big enough to replace the ancient wooden beams that burned in the Notre Dame fire .
    Federal Bureau of Investigation  remove evidence from Sol Pais' Florida home

    Federal Bureau of Investigation remove evidence from Sol Pais' Florida home

    According to the shop's post, 18-year-old Pais passed a background check and was given clearance "by both NICS and CBI" to purchase the long gun.
    Apple, Qualcomm agree to end all legal disputes

    Apple, Qualcomm agree to end all legal disputes

    The agreement includes an undisclosed payment from Apple to Qualcomm, a six-year licensing deal , and a chip supply agreement. Qualcomm's share price surged 23.2 per cent, its biggest gain in more than 19 years, while Apple's stock ended its day flat.
  • The Case For An Annual Major League Baseball Game In Nebraska

    The Case For An Annual Major League Baseball Game In Nebraska

    Naturally the sellout crowd was impressive - per ESPN, 12 MLB teams currently average fewer than 25,454 fans per game. The game attracted a sellout crowd of 25,454 to TD Ameritrade Park, even though Gordon was sidelined due to injury.
    Van Dyk finishes 5th at Boston Marathon

    Van Dyk finishes 5th at Boston Marathon

    According to the Washington Post , the one-second differential is the closest finish the Boston Marathon has seen in 31 years. Romanchuk, a student at the University of IL , became the youngest victor ever in the men's wheelchair division of the race.
    5 edge rushers the Raiders could target in the 2019 NFL Draft

    5 edge rushers the Raiders could target in the 2019 NFL Draft

    Why haven't the Cardinals made up their mind yet? Whether he'll trade the pick will come down to the compensation, Keim said. Meanwhile, the Cardinals could also end up taking a sharp defensive player like Nick Bosa.