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Why the reconstruction of Notre-Dame is so hard

French President Macron wants to leave Notre-Dame within five years re-build. Is this possible? Where are the difficulties? An Overview of the most importan

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Why the reconstruction of Notre-Dame is so hard

French President Macron wants to leave Notre-Dame within five years re-build. Is this possible? Where are the difficulties? An Overview of the most important questions.

collapse How large are the damages?

The damage in the Interior are less bad than expected, however, could change the extent in the coming days. Because the stone ceiling vaults below the burned roof have saturated with fire-extinguishing water fully. "This has meant that there has been an increase in weight of the vaulted Ceiling several times. You will have to wait for the next few days, whether the vault, in spite of this weight," nich explained by the Cologne Cathedral Builder Peter's Feet.

The roof and a pointed tower of Notre-Dame have been destroyed by the flames. The historic wooden roof truss, the preparation of up to 12. Century or even further back, is lost forever. Inside, only the 1989 and installed the high altar has been damaged by the down-fallen spire and hard. "All of the steles of the 18th century. Century, the Pietàs, the frescoes, the chapels and the great organ are in order," said the conservation Director for Notre Dame, Laurent Prades.

It is possible, however, that the three great rose Windows have taken through the heat damage. This needs to be checked.

the vault could have been moved by two directly successive temperature shocks - through the fire and then the fire water - damaged. A danger of collapse does not exist according to experts, however, because the roof timbers have played in the construction of any stabilizing role.

1/9 Heavy damage in the Interior of the Notre-Dame

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