Notre Dame ... objective 2024

The confinement period of course meant some interruption of the reconstruction work of the Notre Dame Cathedral, but it has now been resumed for a couple of weeks. The objective to have it pretty much finished in 2024 has been confirmed, as well as the basic idea to bring it all more or less back to what is was before the fire … no extravagant new ideas.

The yellow crane we can see is the highest of this kind in Europe and was obviously offered for free by the manufacturer.

The scaffolding seems to be the big issue. This involves new ones all over the place, but more specially the need to dismantle the scaffolding which was there before the fire - for the renovation of the now fallen spire. As it melted during the fire, the demolition is complicated and needs a lot of precautions… takes time.

Some parts of the cathedral are extremely well protected.

… but some parts can still be seen, more or less as they were… are.
In front of the cathedral, on a protecting wall, you can see some illustrations by kids from all over the world.


Mystica said...

I like the no new extravagances idea. The old one was beautiful.

Jean said...

Good to see you back. Thank you for the update on Notre Dame; we don't want to forget what is left to be done.

Jeanie said...

Peter, this is fascinating. thank you -- and it's good to see you back here.

RedPat said...

I'm glad there are to be no big changes!

Shammickite said...

I was dreading an unsuitable modern addition to the grand old building, so I am happy that it will look as I remember it. Bonne chance to the workmen!

melinda said...

welcome back...thanks for these photos...I wondered what was going on there

Parisbreakfasts said...

Love yr pictures Peter of ND
They better not change a thing.
Btw are you going on the new blogger? Looks incomprehensible and way more work than before

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claude said...

Bien évidemment qu'il faut la rebâtir à l'identique.
J'aime beaucoup les illustrations d'enfants.
Contenter de te revoir sur ton blog et ailleurs.

Studio at the Farm said...

I am glad to see you back posting Peter! Thank you for the photos of the work on Notre Dame. I am so glad to read that it is being restored with no "extravagances" :)