Architect: Notre Dame Far from Safe for Restoration Work

Wooden supporting arches are being placed under the 28 buttresses, without anchoring them in stone.

  • Published 17 July 2019

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PARIS (AP) — A French architect says that Notre Dame Cathedral still isn’t safe enough for restoration work to begin, more than three months after a devastating fire nearly destroyed the monument. French television showed the chief architect of France’s historic monuments, Philippe Villeneuve, taking Culture Minister Franck Riester on a tour Wednesday of the cathedral, which President Emmanuel Macron wants restored in five years. He said that “we are still in extreme urgency of… Read at AP News