PARIS – President Emmanuel Macron of France swears that the Notre-Dame cathedral will be rebuilt, as prosecutors are exploring what caused a fire that corrupted the 850-year-old symbol Paris and caused a spire that has fallen into smoke and fire.
Mr. Macron said that the international effort to raise funds for rebuilding will begin on Tuesday.
"We'll rebuild the Notre-Dame," he said as he visited the site on Monday night. "Because that's what the French want."
The French billionaire family pledged 100 million euros or $ 113 million, in effort, and in the family of Bernard Arnault, owners of The LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, is planning to contribute 200 million euros reported by Agence-France Presse.
Notre-Dame, built in the 12th and 13th centuries on the foundations of an earlier Church and Roman ramparts on an island in the Seine, is a symbol of the world recognized by France, visited by approximately 13 million people a year.
Residents and guests of Stunned Paris are watched as a cathedral, along with famous flying buttress built to support its fairly thin and tall weather walls, burned six days before Sunday's services of Easter.
[BilangisangpalatandaanngPransyananagtaassaapoyangsimbolismoparasagusotnabansaaymahirapnamakaligtaan Our architecture crit Officials released new details of the fire late Monday, with the fire of Paris, Jean-Claude Gallet, saying it started in the attic at 6:30 pm. After more than nine hours, authorities said the fire was "under control," but the hole on the wooden roof left behind by the fallen spire of the cathedral continued to burn until Tuesday morning.
Rector of the cathedral, Msgr. Patrick Chauvet, said the fire appeared to have started in an internal network of wooden beams, many dating in the Middle Ages and nicknamed "the forest."
In addition to damaging the building itself, the fire destroys the cathedral roof, and poses its risk of relics and stained-glass windows, with panes held together by lead melts at high temperatures. While a treasure, a relic of the thorn-crown that was said to have been worn by Jesus Christ during his crucifixion, was saved, the situation of other historical objects was unclear.
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The architect who oversees the cathedral work in the 1980s and 1990s he believes that many of his buildings and equipment can be saved. "Rocking has acted like a firewall and kept the worst heat," says architect Bernard Fonquernie.
But the roof, a vast wooden floor covered with lead sheets, appears to be almost lost, he said. Previous trials on the roof showed that the wooden floor was for the most part of the same oak and chestnut structure built by the first builders, Mr. said. Fonquernie.
It has been a long time since the roof is regularly fixed and has no water. But this means that the wood beneath is very dry and easy to burn, he said.
Officials said they did not know what was the cause of the fire, which is now being solved. Two police officers and a firefighter were slightly injured, but no one died, officials said.
[Here what we know and do not know about about fire.]  Two years ago, a spokesperson for the cathedral said it was a lot of need extensive makeover estimated at around $ 180 million. Most outdoor lime has been eroded, with pieces stripped off by air, spokeswoman André Finot said.
The cathedral is covered by scaffolding while undergoing restoration of work, said firefighters who could expose the houses of worship to exposed open fire or sparks from the equipment.
"And now it's gone, maybe because of the carelessness," said Mr. Fonquernie. "Doing heat, as they did, alongside a lot of old aromatic woods require intense care."