The Future Of The Notre-Dame Cathedral
A part of history was destroyed on Monday as a fire obliterated parts of Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris.
The fire lasted over 12 hours between Monday evening and Tuesday morning.
Fire officials speculate the fire was likely an accident, possibly connected to renovations going on within the cathedral.
Business Insider reports that while the fire destroyed the cathedral's spire, its twin bell towers survived the blaze, and a number of precious artifacts were salvaged.
French President Emmanuel Macron has promised to rebuild the cathedral, and a number of wealthy entrepreneurs have already donated millions to a reconstruction effort.