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May 24, 2024 at 7:58 PM

Notre Dame cathedral cross reinstalled in Paris amid restoration efforts

The cross at the apse of Notre-Dame de Paris, which survived the devastating 2019 fire, has been reinstalled atop the cathedral’s framework after a meticulous restoration by artistic ironworkers from Normandy
May 24, 2024 at 7:58 PM
Notre Dame de Paris cathedral's Croix du Chevet is lifted in front of the cathedral spire, left, to be reinstalled Friday, May 24, 2024, in Paris. The Croix du Chevet is the only piece of the cathedral roof that did not burn in the devastating April 2019 fire. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
4 months ago

New spire for Notre Dame revealed

The new spire made its debut after scaffolding was removed amid reconstruction of the famed cathedral, which was damaged during a fire in 2019.
4 months ago
VIDEO: New spire for Notre Dame revealed
4 months ago

Schedule for Notre Dame Cathedral's grand reopening released

The reopening will last from Dec. 8, 2024, to June 8, 2025.
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Workers operate on scaffoldings, during reconstruction work, around the wooden structure of the new spire in place at Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, on the Ile-de-la-Cite in Paris, on Jan. 23, 2024. This spire is being reconstructed to be identical to the original one, destroyed in the fire of April 15, 2019 with the Cathedral set to be reopened at the end of 2024 according to the French Ministry of Culture.
4 months ago

Notre Dame cathedral to reopen before Christmas

The cathedral has been closed since an April 2019 fire brought down its steeple and destroyed its interior.
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VIDEO:Notre Dame cathedral to reopen before Christmas
5 months ago

'GMA' views Notre Dame Cathedral's new spire amid reconstruction

ABC News’ James Longman tours the world-famous cathedral before its December 2024 reopening.
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VIDEO: 'GMA' views Notre Dame Cathedral's new spire amid reconstruction
1 year ago

Notre Dame's iconic spire being rebuilt 'as it was' ahead of 2024 reopening

A team in northeastern France is busy rebuilding Notre Dame's famous spire, with construction ramping up ahead of next year's reopening.
1 year ago
With the grand reopening to the public set for December 8 2024 at 11:15 sharp, the first step in the restoration of the cathedral’s spire is underway in the city of Brey in North-eastern France.
2 years ago

Stained glass window restoration underway at Notre Dame Cathedral

Master glassmakers and artistic locksmiths were selected across France to restore stained glass windows at Notre Dame Cathedral after the 2019 fire. The cathedral is scheduled to reopen in 2024.
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VIDEO: Stained glass window restoration underway at Notre Dame Cathedral
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Notre Dame restoration on track to be completed by 5th anniversary of tragic fire

Less than two years before it reopens, Notre Dame’s stained glass windows and paintings, which were spared in the fire back in April 2019, are getting a fresh look.
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Dusting, cleaning and removing a layer of varnish on the Conversion of St. Paul de Laurent.
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A fresh look for Notre-Dame Cathedral’s stained-glass windows

The project is being carried out under the project management of the Regional Department of Cultural Affairs of Île-de-France.
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The project is being carried out under the project management of the Regional Department of Cultural Affairs of Île-de-France.
2 years ago

Plans revealed for redeveloped area around Notre-Dame cathedral

As restoration work continues on Notre-Dame, officials in Paris have revealed the winning project for the redevelopment of the area surrounding the cathedral.
2 years ago
An illustration shows the propposed new passage into Notre Dame. The project is a collaboration between landscape architect Bas Smets, urban planner agency GRAU, and architecture agency Neufville-Gayet.
2 years ago

France marks 3rd anniversary of Notre Dame fire, with epic restoration underway

Three years after flames engulfed Notre Dame, investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the devastating fire at Paris' most famous cathedral.
2 years ago
Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, on April 14, 2022.
2 years ago

Notre Dame restoration kicking off in France

Officials are planning to reopen Notre Dame to the public in 2024.
2 years ago
A person stands on the roof of the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral ahead of a visit of French President two years after the blaze that made the spire collapsed and destroyed much of the roof, in Paris on April 15, 2021.
3 years 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.
3 years ago
Nearly two years after a raging fire ravaged the Notre Dame Cathedral, ABC News’ James Longman got an inside look at the restoration.
3 years 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.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Inside Notre Dame Cathedral nearly 2 years after devastating fire
3 years 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.
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VIDEO: Less than 2 years after devastating fire, a first look at Notre Dame’s restoration
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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.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Rebuilding Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral
3 years 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.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Nearly 2 years after inferno: A look at Notre Dame's restoration progress
4 years 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.
4 years ago
Workers prepare to remove damaged scaffolding elements from the remains of the burnt roof of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, June 8, 2020.
4 years 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.
4 years ago
Scaffolding that was damaged in a massive fire in April 2019 will be removed in order to prevent further damage to the cathedral.
4 years 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
4 years ago
The devastating fire destroyed the 800-year-old roof and caused irreparable damage inside
4 years 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.
4 years ago
FILE - In this April 15, 2019, file photo, the Notre Dame Cathedral burns in Paris. The cathedral stands crippled, locked in a dangerous web of twisted metal scaffolding one year after a cataclysmic fire gutted its interior, toppled its famous spire and horrified the world.
4 years ago

Archaeologists reveal significance of Notre Dame design

The wooden framework of the famous Parisian cathedral was completely destroyed by the 2019 fire.
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The wooden framework of the famous Parisian cathedral was completely destroyed by the 2019 fire.
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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.
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VIDEO: Questions remain whether Notre Dame cathedral will be restored
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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.
4 years ago
The famed church has been off limits to parishioners since April 15, when a massive inferno brought down its iconic spire and roof.
4 years ago

Here's why Christmas wasn't held at Notre Dame Cathedral

The famed cathedral was the sight of a massive inferno on April 15.
4 years ago
A man watches Notre-Dame Cathedral burn in Paris, April 15, 2019.
5 years ago

Plans for rebuilding Notre Dame's spire cause a fight

The debate over the reconstruction of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris continues.
5 years ago
Notre Dame cathedral is pictured after the massive fire that ravaged the monument, May 23, 2019, in Paris.
5 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.
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VIDEO: Extreme heat poses threat to Notre Dame
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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.
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VIDEO: Notre Dame Cathedral has first mass since fire two months ago
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Notre Dame Cathedral holds first mass since fire, with attendees in hard hats

Paris archbishop Michel Aupetit led the mass of about 30 people in Notre Dame Cathedral.
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The Archbishop of Paris Michel Aupetit leads the first mass in a side chapel two months to the day after a devastating fire engulfed the Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral, in Paris, June 15, 2019.
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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.
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Debris litters the nave of Paris' Notre Dame cathedral nearly a month after the devastating fire damaged a large section of roof in April 2019.
5 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.
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VIDEO: Notre Dame to hold first mass since devastating fire
5 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.
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Architect Denis Laming calls his Notre Dame design, "Cathedral of Light."
5 years ago

First look inside the fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral

It’s been nearly a month since the flames leaping from Notre Dame cathedral in Paris left the world aghast.
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ABC News' David Muir walks through the fire-damaged Notre Dame cathedral in Paris with retired French General Jean-Louis Georgelin in May 2019, nearly a month after a devastating fire.
5 years ago

Exclusive look at the statue of the Virgin Mary in Notre Dame Cathedral

The statue was saved during a blaze that engulfed the spire and left a giant hole in the cathedral's roof.
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VIDEO: Exclusive look at the statue of the Virgin Mary in Notre Dame Cathedral
5 years ago

ABC News gets exclusive first look inside fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral

David Muir gets unprecedented access after the devastating fire.
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VIDEO: ABC News gets exclusive first look inside fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral
5 years ago

Blaze causes 'colossal damages' to Notre Dame in Paris; Macron vows 'We will rebuild'

The flames caused a 315-foot spire to topple over.
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An image taken from a television screen shows an aerial view of the Notre-Dame Cathedral engulfed in flames on April 15, 2019, in the French capital Paris.
5 years ago

Bells of Notre Dame remain silent on Easter

The cathedral in Paris was heavily damaged by a fire earlier this week.
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VIDEO: Bells of Notre Dame remain silent on Easter
5 years ago

Quiet Easter Sunday at Notre Dame for the 1st time in 9 centuries

Thousands going to the Basilica of Saint-Sulpice, Paris's second biggest church, for Easter Mass.
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VIDEO: Quiet Easter Sunday at Notre Dame for the 1st time in 9 centuries
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Investigators suspect Notre Dame cathedral fire caused by electrical short

Officials today also revealing the artwork recovered from the cathedral escaped major damage.
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VIDEO: Investigators suspect Notre Dame cathedral fire caused by electrical short
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Bees and undamaged art among 'miracles' after Notre Dame Cathedral fire

Art historians and bee keepers are celebrating over what some are calling minor miracles amid the damage done in the fire that destroyed parts of Notre Dame Cathedral.
5 years ago
Workers intervene on the northern side of Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, April 18, 2019.
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Electrical short-circuit likely started Notre Dame fire: Report

The Notre Dame fire investigation continues as French authorities interview workers involved in renovations that were underway at the cathedral.
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VIDEO: Electrical short-circuit likely started Notre Dame fire: Report
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Notre Dame fire likely caused by electrical short circuit: Investigators

More than $1 billion has already been raised to rebuild the cathedral.
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VIDEO: Notre Dame fire likely caused by electrical short circuit: Investigators
5 years ago

France pays tribute to the firefighters who saved the Notre Dame Cathedral

France is paying tribute Thursday to the hundreds of firefighters who saved the world-renowned Notre Dame Cathedral from utter collapse.
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France is paying tribute Thursday to the hundreds of firefighters who saved the world-renowned Notre Dame Cathedral from utter collapse.
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Notre Dame was minutes away from collapsing, officials say

Jean-Marc Fournier, chaplain of the Paris Fire Brigade, and his team broke into the area holding the famed Crown of Thorns to save the relic from the fire.
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VIDEO: Hero chaplain explains how he helped save the crown of thorns from Notre Dame
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France pays tribute to the firefighters who saved the Notre Dame Cathedral

France is paying tribute Thursday to the hundreds of firefighters who saved the Notre Dame Cathedral from utter collapse.
5 years ago
Firefighters and security forces who helped battle the flames at Notre Dame Cathedral arrive for a ceremony at the Elysee Palace in Paris, April 18, 2019.
5 years ago

Woman finds man and girl from viral photo taken outside Notre Dame before fire

Brooke Windsor posted a photo of a man and girl taken before Monday's fire at Notre Dame Cathedral. She located them through the help of social media.
5 years ago
Brooke Windor took this image of the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris in hopes to find the young man and child that were playing out front prior to the disastrous fire, April 15, 2019.
5 years ago

Notre Dame cathedral's spire falls

The Paris cathedral lost its iconic top during a "colossal" fire.
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The Paris cathedral lost its iconic top during a "colossal" fire.
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Fire breaks out at Notre Dame cathedral

A large fire broke out in the iconic Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, authorities said.
5 years ago
A large fire broke out in the iconic Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, authorities said.
5 years ago

New images of Notre Dame Cathedral show extent of fire damage

Officials in France said the iconic church was just 15 to 30 minutes away from total collapse but that it was saved by firefighters.
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VIDEO: New images of Notre Dame Cathedral show extent of fire damage
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'It makes your heart full': Pastor reacts to the viral fundraiser for black churches

A journalist is playing a big role in helping raise funds to rebuild three destroyed churches in Louisiana, and hoping the empathy over Notre Dame will help.
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The Rev. Gerald Toussaint leads a service at Morning Star Baptist Church, in Opelousas, La., April 7, 2019. Toussaint serves as pastor at two Baptist churches in the area, and moved both under one roof after Mount Pleasant Baptist Church was destroyed in a fire in recent days.