Paris’s Notre Dame Cathedral, an icon of medieval architecture, was engulfed by flames on Monday, April 15, 2019, as it underwent an extensive renovation. Here’s what you need to know about the aftermath—plus the effort to fully rebuild the cathedral.
Apr 15, 2019, 8:03pm EDT
August 1, 2019
Notre Dame restoration halted amid lead contamination concerns
Work has stopped on the cathedral site and two nearby schools have been closed.
May 29, 2019
Notre Dame must be restored to original state, says French Senate
The rebuilding of the cathedral has become a battle between traditionalists who want the church to be restored exactly as it was and those who advocate a more innovative restoration.
May 6, 2019
Latest Notre Dame rebuild concept is all glass, wood, and trees
The vision includes a transparent top level built lined with trees, offering a prime view of a replica of the fallen 19th-century spire.
May 1, 2019
Can Notre Dame be rebuilt with 3D printing?
A Dutch company explores how to 3D-print the cathedral’s gargoyles from crumbled limestone and ash.
April 25, 2019
Notre Dame roof reimagined as a giant greenhouse
French firm Studio NAB showed off its design to turn the damaged roof of the cathedral into a giant greenhouse, complete with an apiary replacing the iconic spire.
April 19, 2019
Notre Dame fire cause may have been electrical
Investigators are closer to discovering the cause of the devastating fire that damaged Paris’s Notre Dame Cathedral this week.
April 17, 2019
Notre Dame fire: What was saved and what was lost
The cathedral has received more than $1 billion in pledges to rebuild.
April 17, 2019
Notre Dame fire: Competition launched to replace iconic spire
It’s part of the French government’s pledge to rebuild within five years
April 16, 2019
Notre Dame fire: How do you restore an architectural masterpiece?
Experts discuss what comes next in the rebirth and rebuilding of the cathedral.
April 15, 2019
Notre Dame fire: The first interior photos of the Paris cathedral
The cathedral has been saved from total destruction.