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Church bells all over France are calling for Notre-Dame

A giant crane sweeps over Notre Dame and on the bridge over Le Petit Pont, growing pile of flowers. People are still coming to ponder and consider it as today,

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Church bells all over France are calling for Notre-Dame

A giant crane sweeps over Notre Dame and on the bridge over Le Petit Pont, growing pile of flowers. People are still coming to ponder and consider it as today, most of all, looks to be a shell of stone. Now and then lifted boxes of wood out of the cathedral with the help of the giant crane, thousands of mobile phone cameras is lifted towards the sky in order to document them.

In the drawers – more works of art and statues that have been saved.

The two drum towers still standing and the sotskadade the facades similarly.

"If we had not been so quick, we would have lost the towers, we are convinced," says Philippe Demay, deputy fire chief in Paris during a onsdagseftermiddagen very well attended press conference when the emergency services for the largest time detail told about the rescue operation.

on the place was Myriam Chudzinski. The order to her and her colleagues was that, as soon as possible, get as high up and as close to the fire that already raged, as possible.

"It was extremely hot, we saw barely anything and we had the entire time trying to calculate with the risk that the trästommen would collapse," she says.

Relics lifted out through the roof. Photo: Anders Hansson

When she first heard the roar from the Notre-Dame, she understood not really what happened. It was dark and very smoky.

After the spire collapsed was the firefighters had to back away and the flames was defeated in the distance. The large scaffolding that surrounded the spire was then deformed by the heat.

" One of our priorities right now is to mount it down. It poses a great security risk in the current situation, notes Philippe Demay.

Firefighters inspects the damage. Photo: Anders Hansson

still 60 firefighters at the cathedral. Secondly, it oversees the security of the experts that are already in place, then rasrisken is still large, partly controls the fire doesn't take itself again.

Tributes to the total of 400 firefighters who participated in the rescue work has continued. According to Jean-Claude Gallet, chefskommendant for the Paris fire department, there were about a dozen of them who was commissioned to go in order to save the most important relics. Father Jean-Marc Fournier, employed as a priest at the fire department, was with the and showed the way. It was thanks to him that it considered to be Jesus ' crown of thorns was carried in safety.

Fortunately, we already had a great knowledge of how the cathedral looks, we have inspected it many times. It helped us also to do the right things during the rescue operations there, said Philippe Demay.

01:01. Parisbor applaud the firefighters who risk their lives in attempts to save.

This first phase of the extensive renovations that are now underway must be under Gabril Plus, presstalesperson for the emergency services, to ”take the time”.

It is continued to secure the fire scene so that it is possible to work there, but also to identify what artworks and embellishments that are left in there and that can be salvaged from any smoke and water damage.

to analyze the actual damage byggnadsmonumentet scored.

Philippe Villeneuve is chefsarkitekten who received the assignment. He is on the site, but has not yet spoken. According to Charlotte Hubert, the head of the institution collects the architects of history monuments in France, and quoted in the French media, he is ”deeply shaken”.

however, the Experts are critical of Emmanuels Macrons promise to the cathedral to be completed already in about five years. Few believe that it is within the rimligas limit.

in Addition to the complexity of the actual work, there is another aspect:

– It is inevitable that we will have a long debate about whether the cathedral should be restored as it was or if it should be modernised, " says Charlotte Hubert to Franceinfo.

even more clearly that the disaster which has hit the Notre-Dame will have political implications. Phillipe Martnez, secretary general of the trade union CGT, the view that, as he describes it, ”kapitalisternas rush to donate money to the restoration work” constitutes a proof for that today, France is a country where inequalities and the social inequalities are growing.

– those of The rich money trickles not down to the people, when their taxes are lowered. But with a click or two they can donate 200 million, € 100 million for the renovation of the Note-Dame, " he said in a statement that could come to take the screw in several different political camps.

the Notre-Dame during the onsdagseftermiddagen. Photo: Anders Hansson

Since 2003, there is also a law in France that makes it tax deductible to donate money to investment in culture, it may be tax deduction of just over 60 per cent – not least when it comes to national treasures.

But Dominique Carlach, spokesman for Medef, one of the companies who have donated large sums of money, denies to it is about tax planning.

– We give the money that we want the restoration work to begin as soon as possible, " she says to the French media.

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