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Experts Warn Restoring Notre Dame Cathedral Is Possible But Will Be 'Painstaking' Work

WorldNews Tuesday, 16 April 2019
Experts Warn Restoring Notre Dame Cathedral Is Possible But Will Be 'Painstaking' WorkEven though French President Emmanuel Macron promised to rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral after a massive fire tore through the centuries-old church on Monday, experts said the process would be very complicated, long, and expensive, according to EuroNews. But many noted that was the nature of architectural recovery. Jonathan Foyle, an architectural historian and author, said experts will need to fully assess how damaged Notre Dame's stone vaults were by the fire since extreme temperatures can cause calcination, which turns the rock-hard stone into powder. He also said the firefighters working to rescue the building could have damaged it by releasing cold water on fiery-hot stone, which can cause...
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A fire ripped through the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris on April 15, causing its roof and main spire to collapse.According to AFP, citing firefighters, the fire was “potentially related” to renovation work on the building.This footage shows the structure engulfed in smoke as well as the...

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