Luckily, Notre Dame didn’t fully fall: The stone partitions stay intact, and a rising group of French billionaires and firms have already pledged over $450 million to rebuild the historic cathedral. Under is a picture of the altar, which survived with harm. Smoke can nonetheless be seen rising from the pews.
One other, nearer take a look at the altar within the gentle of day.
Exterior the cathedral, Parisians and guests gathered and, in traditional French trend, some onlookers reportedly sat with bottles of wine and cried, mourned, and watched with astonishment. The banks of the River Seine had been stuffed with onlookers.
Throughout city, on the highest level in Paris, folks gathered at one other well-known church, the Sacré-Cœur Basilica, to look at the hearth from a distance. Many seemed to be in disbelief.
All through the night time, mourners additionally sang hymns. Listed below are a few of these movies.
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In a vibrant spot amidst the tragedy, most of the cathedral’s most necessary artworks and artifacts had been saved, reportedly via a human chain that moved the artwork to security.
For extra on the extent of the harm and the way the cathedral might be rebuilt, see my colleague Mark Sumner’s put up, “Notre Dame de Paris survives, and shall be restored.”