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Restoration of Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral interrupted

The restoration of the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, launched after the fire that took place in April of 2019, has been halted due to the coronavirus pandemic.


According to local authorities, the existing “anti-contamination” facilities do not sufficiently guarantee the implementation of the security rules relating to the coronavirus for those working on this site. These include minimum safety distances. All operations are therefore suspended.

 The consolidation project was to be completed after six months, according to the initial plans.

Its most delicate phase, which is the dismantling of the scaffolding that surrounded the Cathedral before the fire, was to start soon. This complex undertaking was expected to last several months. Severe weather conditions however, have not helped the task of the workers, who were preparing to begin the dismantling process in April of 2020.


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