New Threat to Fire-Damaged Notre Dame Cathedral: Heat Wave

The heat wave sweeping Europe could cause the vaulted ceilings of fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral to collapse.

  • Published 24 July 2019

PARIS (AP) — The chief architect of France's historic monuments says he's afraid that the heat wave sweeping Europe could cause the vaulted ceilings of fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral to collapse. Dozens of sensors dotted around the 12th-century monument have shown no indication that it's deteriorating, but architect Philippe Villeneuve is worried. Villeneuve told reporters the stone walls are still saturated with water sprayed by firefighters during the April 15 blaze. He says they could dry… Read at AP News