France 24: Timber! France fells centuries-old oaks to rebuild the Notre-Dame Cathedral spire
In a former royal forest, tree surgeons on Monday began felling centuries-old oak trees which will be used to rebuild the wooden-framed spire of Notre-Dame de Paris after it was destroyed by fire.
The lead-coated spire, which for more than 150 years had defined the central Paris sky line, was consumed by the blaze in April 2019, collapsing through the stone vaulted roof to the tears and gasps of distraught onlookers.
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WNU Editor: I am glad that the 96-metre (315 ft) spire will be reconstructed as originally designed. There are some things in the world that should never change.Original Article
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