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5 months ago

Macron visits Notre Dame 2 years after devastating fire

French President Emmanuel Macron is visiting the building site that Notre Dame has become in the two years since a devastating fire tore through Paris' most famous cathedral
5 months ago
6 months ago

Notre Dame's rector: "15 or 20 years" needed for restoration

The rector of Notre-Dame says the burned-out Paris cathedral and its esplanade could remain a building site for another “15 or 20 years.”
6 months ago
Notre Dame's rector: '15 or 20 years' needed for restoration
6 months ago

Holy Thursday service held at fire-ravaged Notre Dame

A Holy Thursday service has been held at Paris' Notre Dame cathedral, even though it is still under construction after it was ravaged by flames just days before Easter in 2019
6 months ago
7 months ago

Repairs continue at Notre Dame Cathedral nearly 2 years after fire

Nearly two years after a raging fire ravaged the Notre Dame Cathedral, ABC News’ James Longman got an inside look at the restoration.
7 months ago
Repairs continue at Notre Dame Cathedral nearly 2 years after fire
7 months ago

Inside Notre Dame Cathedral nearly 2 years after devastating fire

ABC News' James Longman went behind the scenes of the restoration effort at the iconic cathedral after a fire reduced much of it to rubble.
7 months ago
Inside Notre Dame Cathedral nearly 2 years after devastating fire
7 months ago

Less than 2 years after devastating fire, a first look at Notre Dame’s restoration

On April 15, 2019, Notre Dame’s structure was so badly maimed that people thought it might collapse completely. Meticulous plans and models have helped move forward the long process of restoration.
7 months ago
Less than 2 years after devastating fire, a first look at Notre Dame’s restoration
7 months ago

Rebuilding Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral

ABC News' James Longman tours the historic site and the gargantuan task ahead for restorators after a fire engulfed it a little less than two years ago.
7 months ago
Rebuilding Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral
7 months ago

Nearly 2 years after inferno: A look at Notre Dame's restoration progress

After the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris caught fire on April 15, 2019, meticulous plans and models helped move the long process of restoration forward.
7 months ago
Nearly 2 years after inferno: A look at Notre Dame's restoration progress
9 months ago

Christmas Eve concert held in Paris' fire-wrecked Notre Dame

The choir of Notre Dame Cathedral sang inside the medieval landmark for the first time since last year’s devastating fire for a special Christmas Eve concert
9 months ago
10 months ago

Restorers remove dangerous Notre Dame cathedral scaffolding

Officials say restorers at Paris’ fire-damaged Notre Dame cathedral have completed key preliminary work by successfully removing all the perilous roof scaffolding
10 months ago
1 year ago

Carpenters wow public with medieval techniques at Notre Dame

With precision and prowess, they raised up by hand a three-ton oak truss.
1 year ago
1 year ago

Pipe by pipe, Notre Dame Cathedral organ gets 4-year cleanup

Pipe by pipe, the organ that once thundered through Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris is being taken apart after last year's devastating fire
1 year ago
Notre Dame Cathedral's organ getting 4-year-long cleaning
1 year ago

Notre Dame Cathedral to be rebuilt without modern touches

Notre Dame Cathedral will be rebuilt just the way it stood before last year’s devastating fire
1 year ago
Notre Dame Cathedral to be rebuilt as before — no modern twists
1 year ago

Restoration of Notre Dame resumes after being suspended by coronavirus lockdown

Restoration of Notre Dame resumes after being suspended by coronavirus lockdown; scaffolding is to be removed.
1 year ago
Restoration of Notre Dame resumes after being suspended by coronavirus lockdown
1 year ago

Restoration on Notre Dame resumes after COVID-19 delays

Scaffolding that was damaged in a massive fire in April 2019 will be removed in order to prevent further damage to the cathedral.
1 year ago
Restoration on Notre Dame resumes after COVID-19 delays
1 year ago

Building works re-start in Paris' fire-ravaged Notre Dame

Works have re-started in Paris’ fire-ravaged Notre Dame cathedral after a hiatus linked to the coronavirus pandemic
1 year ago
1 year ago

Workers to begin untangling charred metal web on Notre Dame

Workers on ropes will be lowered into the charred remains of scaffolding.
1 year ago
1 year ago

Notre Dame Cathedral worksite refitted for virus safety

Workers are re-designing the construction site at fire-damaged Notre Dame Cathedral to protect staff from the virus
1 year ago
1 year ago

A year after blaze, Notre Dame restoration halted by virus

The coronavirus outbreak has stopped work on the fire-ravaged landmark.
1 year ago
A year after blaze, Notre Dame restoration halted by virus
1 year ago

Notre Dame cathedral bell rings to mark anniversary of fire

The devastating fire destroyed the 800-year-old roof and caused irreparable damage inside
1 year ago
Notre Dame cathedral bell rings to mark anniversary of fire
1 year ago

Notre Dame marks anniversary of cathedral fire

A year after a fire severely damaged Notre Dame Cathedral, the COVID-19 pandemic has halted restoration efforts.
1 year ago
Notre Dame marks anniversary of cathedral fire
1 year ago

Archaeologists reveal significance of Notre Dame design

The wooden framework of the famous Parisian cathedral was completely destroyed by the 2019 fire.
1 year ago
Archaeologists reveal significance of Notre Dame design
1 year ago

Still scarred, Notre Dame lives anew in coronavirus crisis

Although still damaged and scarred by fire, Notre Dame Cathedral has briefly come back to life as a center for prayer in a Paris locked down against the coronavirus
1 year ago
Still scarred, Notre Dame lives anew in coronavirus crisis
2 years ago

Renovation chief: Notre Dame Cathedral is not saved yet

The French general overseeing the reconstruction of fire-devastated Notre Dame Cathedral says the Paris landmark is not saved yet because there is still a risk its vaulted ceilings might collapse
2 years ago
Notre Dame Cathedral is not saved yet: Renovation chief
2 years ago

Questions remain whether Notre Dame cathedral will be restored

A devastating fire in April ripped through the historic church, sending its famous spire plummeting through the roof.
2 years ago
Questions remain whether Notre Dame cathedral will be restored
2 years ago

Christmas wasn't held at Notre Dame Cathedral for 1st time since French Revolution

The famed church has been off limits to parishioners since April 15, when a massive inferno brought down its iconic spire and roof.
2 years ago
Christmas wasn't held at Notre Dame Cathedral for 1st time since French Revolution
2 years ago

Christmas wasn't held at Notre Dame Cathedral for 1st time since French Revolution

The famed cathedral was the sight of a massive inferno on April 15.
2 years ago
Here's why Christmas wasn't held at Notre Dame Cathedral
2 years ago

Plans for Notre Dame spire reconstruction cause a fight among officials

The debate over the reconstruction of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris continues.
2 years ago
Plans for rebuilding Notre Dame's spire cause a fight
2 years ago

Removal of Notre Dame's melted scaffold to begin 'in weeks'

France's culture minister says the melted, twisted scaffolding atop Notre Dame Cathedral will be removed "in coming weeks" to allow restoration work to begin
2 years ago
Removal of Notre Dame's melted scaffold to begin 'in weeks'
2 years ago

Broken angels: Inside the lab working to restore Notre Dame

Scientists at the French government's Historical Monuments Research Laboratory are using objects rescued from Notre Dame Cathedral to figure out how to safely restore it
2 years ago
Inside the lab working to restore Notre Dame
2 years ago

French billionaire gives $109 million to rebuild Notre Dame

French billionaire Francois Pinault and son Francois-Henri Pinault have officially signed documents setting aside 100 million euros ($109 million) toward rebuilding Notre Dame Cathedral
2 years ago
French billionaire gives $109 million to rebuild Notre Dame
2 years ago

Lead scrubbed from Paris streets as Notre Dame work resumes

Workers are gradually returning to Notre Dame Cathedral to clear out hazardous debris and consolidate the fire-damaged medieval monument, after a month-long delay prompted by fears of lead contamination
2 years ago
Notre Dame cleanup resumes with anti-contamination measures
2 years ago

Cleanup work resuming at fire-damaged Notre Dame Cathedral

There was a month-long delay prompted by fears of lead contamination.
2 years ago
Cleanup work resuming at fire-damaged Notre Dame Cathedral
2 years ago

Emotional Paris ceremony near Notre Dame for Assumption Day

Catholic pilgrims held an emotional procession past fire-ravaged Notre Dame.
2 years ago
Emotional Paris ceremony near Notre Dame for Assumption Day
2 years ago

French government: Stones fall from damaged Notre Dame

France's Culture Ministry says several stones fell from the vaulted ceiling of the fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral after last month's heat wave, and is urging renewed stabilization efforts to prevent further damage
2 years ago
French government: Stones fall from damaged Notre Dame
2 years ago

Paris streets near Notre Dame to be decontaminated from lead

Workers are preparing to decontaminate some Paris streets surrounding the Notre Dame Cathedral that have been tested with high levels of lead
2 years ago
2 years ago

Toxic lead removed from Paris schools after Notre Dame fire

Workers have started decontaminating some Paris schools tested with unsafe levels of lead following Notre Dame fire in order to protect children from risks of lead poisoning
2 years ago
Toxic lead removed from schools after Notre Dame fire
2 years ago

France: Groups want Notre Dame enclosed during lead cleanup

Cleanup work at the Paris cathedral was suspended last month.
2 years ago
Notre Dame: Environmental groups warn against lead pollution
2 years ago

French group sues over toxic lead from Notre Dame fire

French activist group files lawsuit over potential health threats from lead released into the environment during fire at Notre Dame Cathedral
2 years ago
Lead leak from Notre Dame cathedral fire prompts lawsuit
2 years ago

Extreme heat poses threat to Notre Dame

The cathedral's chief architect is raising concerns of a possible collapse amid a scorching heat wave in France.
2 years ago
Extreme heat poses threat to Notre Dame
2 years ago

New threat to fire-damaged Notre Dame Cathedral: Heat wave

The chief architect of France's historic monuments says he's afraid the heat wave sweeping Europe could cause the vaulted ceiling in fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral to collapse
2 years ago
2 years ago

Architect: Notre Dame far from safe for restoration work

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
2 years ago
Architect: Notre Dame far from safe for restoration work
2 years ago

Notre Dame Cathedral has first mass since fire two months ago

Paris archbishop Michel Aupetit led the mass during which about 30 attendees wore hardhats.
2 years ago
Notre Dame Cathedral has first mass since fire two months ago
2 years ago

Notre Dame Cathedral holds first mass since devastating fire, with attendees in hardhats

Paris archbishop Michel Aupetit led the mass of about 30 people in Notre Dame Cathedral.
2 years ago
Notre Dame Cathedral holds first mass since fire, with attendees in hard hats
2 years ago

Notre Dame celebrates 1st Mass since devastating April fire

The Notre Dame cathedral in Paris held its first Mass since the April 15th fire that ravaged its roof and caused its masterpiece spire to collapse
2 years ago
2 years ago

Small donors, not French tycoons, help pay Notre Dame works

The billionaire French donors who publicly promised hundreds of millions to restore Notre Dame have not yet paid a penny toward the restoration of the French national monument, church and business officials say
2 years ago
US donors, not French tycoons, foot Notre Dame works bills
2 years ago

Notre Dame to hold 1st mass since April blaze

The Notre Dame cathedral is opening its doors to worshipers on Saturday, the first time since a devastating fire tore through its halls in April.
2 years ago
Notre Dame to hold 1st mass since April blaze
2 years ago

Notre Dame to hold first mass since devastating fire

The small mass will be held exactly two months since the blaze devastated the church. David Muir takes a look back at the destruction he witnessed in the wake of the fire.
2 years ago
Notre Dame to hold first mass since devastating fire
2 years ago

Blood tests recommended over Notre Dame lead risk

Paris' regional health agency is recommending that children under seven and pregnant women who live near Notre Dame cathedral carry out a blood tests over concern the fire led to lead pollution
2 years ago
Blood tests recommended over Notre Dame lead risk
2 years ago

Notre Dame proposals envision 'green' roof, glass spire, beam of light

Architects have put forth an array of bold proposals for Paris's fire-ravaged cathedral.
2 years ago
Notre Dame proposals envision 'green' roof, glass spire, beam of light