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The roof of Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris caught fire back in April 2019, causing fear around the world. Despite the  efforts of countless firefighters, the flames blew up the tower, engulfing the iconic spire and collapsing onto the lead roof. Much of the roof was destroyed, much of the treasure inside was destroyed, and the damage was extensive. But this iconic Parisian heart has been rebuilt with a lot of money and great care. One of the most important steps was the tower's reconstruction, a process  currently being carried out off-site in the French countryside. The original tower was added to a medieval church in the 19th century.

Designed by architect Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, it reaches an impressive height of 96 meters (314.9 ft). Replaced old version. Built in the 19th century, the tower contained a whopping 500 tons of wood and 250 tons of lead. The rebuilding team will begin by fabricating the timber, which is  the  central structure of the tower.

In Brie, France, a consortium of experts and contractors is rebuilding the central shaft according to Eugène Viollet-le-Duc's original plans. 286 parts must be sculpted together and  lowered into place. Each is constructed from fine oak, many of which were donated by private landowners or public lands. The final piece was recently placed. "It will be exactly the same as Viollet-le-Duc," said the French general. Jean-Louis Georgelin, who is leading the effort, told CBS News. "But we do it by whatever means time permits. We use computers... perhaps we are less genius, but we can It has more computing power and security.” 

Project Architect Axel Ponsonnet enthused about the tower replica: Of course, I am very proud to be part of this team and to be able to rebuild Notre Dame. But it's also a very interesting project because it's a very complex structure and  we would never build a structure like this again today. The amazing thing is that we try to be very specific about how we rebuild. ”In his 2024, when the cathedral reopens to the public, visitors will be able to see its success for themselves.

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