Crucial preliminarywork completed at NotreDame
PARIS— Restorers at Paris’ fire-damaged Notre Dame cathedral have completed key preliminary work by removing all the rickety roof scaffolding, officials said Tuesday.
The removal of the 200 tons of scaffolding was considered dangerous, with some experts fearing that it could cause more of the Gothic monument to fall down. It was thought that the scaffolding might have been bonded to the cathedral in the blaze, and be keeping it in place.
When the Notre Dame fire broke out on April 15 last year destroying the spire, the cathedral was already under restoration.