The French billionaire family, Pinault promises 100 million euros for the reconstruction of flame-ravaged Cathedral of Notre-Dame. The announcement was made in the night on Tuesday, François-Henri Pinault, the boss of the luxury fashion group Kering (Gucci, Saint Laurent, Balenciaga). He and his father François Pinault had decided to 100 million euros from the family financial holding company Artemis for the reconstruction of the world-famous Cathedral.
"The worst could be prevented," said state chief Emmanuel Macron in the night. He promised to rebuild the Cathedral, and announced a national fundraising campaign.
Also, the UN culture organization Unesco's support in view. "The year-long construction work will be necessary," said the President of the French bishops ' conference, Eric de Moulins-Beaufort.
In Notre-Dame had broken out on Monday evening a major fire, the devastation caused. The flames brought a Church tower to collapse and destroyed large parts of the roof. The fire in the famous Monument - the symbol of Paris - provided far beyond the borders of France for dismay.
The Pinaults are one of the richest French. The magazine "Forbes" looks at François Pinault and his family with assets of around 26 billion euros in France. The 82-year-old François Pinault is also as an art collector known.
After the devastating fire in the world of Paris's famous Notre-Dame Cathedral, the extent of the destruction becomes clear. A fire Department spokesman spoke on Tuesday night of "dramatic" damage, as The flames destroyed thus, large parts of the roof and brought down a Church tower to collapse. The structure of the Gothic Cathedral and the facade of the two main towers could be rescued. President Emmanuel Macron promised to rebuild the house of God in the heart of the French capital.
photo by the devastating fire in Paris
400 firefighters fought for hours against the flames. In the night, fire Department spokesman Gabriel Plus said the fire was "fully under control" and "partially deleted". However, there are still some fires that need to be deleted. In the case of the large-scale operation, a firefighter was injured man hard.
The fire had broken out on Monday evening in the attic of the Cathedral, and had spread rapidly. The cause of the fire was initially unclear. The Brand could, according to the office of the public Prosecutor with Work on the roof of the Cathedral in the connection, where scaffoldings were installed. The public Prosecutor's office opened an investigation for negligent arson and those still in the night a construction worker.
in the Meantime, had feared the fire, the entire Church could collapse, as spokesman for Plus said. The structure could be saved. In addition to the massive destruction on the roof, there were also in the Interior of the Cathedral of damage. Hundreds of years old Church Windows were broken. Valuable relics were saved.
Created: 16.04.2019, 06:27 PM