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It’s been almost a year since Notre-Dame was ravaged by fire. Here’s what’s being done to save it and where the $954 million promised by France’s superrich is.

On April 15, 2019, a fire broke out at the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, causing the roof and spire to collapse. French billionaires, wealthy families, and corporations rushed to pledge their money to rebuild the monument, amassing 850 million euros, worth about $US954 million at the time, in the proceeding […]
It’s been almost a year since Notre-Dame was ravaged by fire. Here’s what’s being done to save it and where the $954 million promised by France’s superrich is.
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‘I was just powerless’: A Paris firefighter shared her harrowing account of what it was like inside Notre Dame as they battled the devastating inferno that gutted the famous cathedral

A firefighter described tackling the fire raging through the fire that gutted Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral. Master Corporal Myriam Chudzinski told The New York Times that she felt “powerless” as the steeple collapsed, and she likely only survived because she was behind a wall when the resulting fireball ripped through […]
‘I was just powerless’: A Paris firefighter shared her harrowing account of what it was like inside Notre Dame as they battled the devastating inferno that gutted the famous cathedral
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France launched a competition for designs to rebuild Notre-Dame. Architects want to restore the cathedral with a glass roof and a crystal spire.

As France launches a competition for designs to rebuild the parts of Notre-Dame Cathedral destroyed by a huge fire, architects have already suggested some radical changes,The Times newspaper reports. One British architect, Ian Ritchie, suggested a new spire made from crystal, while another suggested a roof made entirely of glass. […]
France launched a competition for designs to rebuild Notre-Dame. Architects want to restore the cathedral with a glass roof and a crystal spire.
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As France rebuilds Notre-Dame Cathedral, the French studio behind ‘Assassin’s Creed’ is offering up its ‘over 5,000 hours’ of research on the 800-year-old monument

A fire ravaged Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris on Monday and destroyed its iconic spire, which was built in the 19th century. An unlikely source has emerged as a potentially helpful reference in the rebuilding efforts: the video game “Assassin’s Creed Unity,” which contains an elaborate re-creation of Notre-Dame during the […]
As France rebuilds Notre-Dame Cathedral, the French studio behind ‘Assassin’s Creed’ is offering up its ‘over 5,000 hours’ of research on the 800-year-old monument
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Ted Cruz was blasted after joking about Disney’s Notre Dame donation

The Walt Disney Company said on Wednesday that it would pledge $US5 million to help rebuild the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz took to Twitter to respond to the news. “Wonderful!” he said. “Will we see Disney princesses in the new stained glass?” Twitter users were not […]
Ted Cruz was blasted after joking about Disney’s Notre Dame donation
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The French publisher behind the ‘Assassin’s Creed’ series is donating half a million Euros and its detailed research to help rebuild Notre-Dame Cathedral

The world famous Notre-Dame Cathedral caught fire on Monday. The French game publisher Ubisoft created a stunningly detailed version of Notre-Dame Cathedral in the 2014 game, “Assassin’s Creed Unity.” On Wednesday, Ubisoft pledged a 500,000 Euro donation to the rebuilding efforts. Moreover, the company said it’s “more than happy to […]
The French publisher behind the ‘Assassin’s Creed’ series is donating half a million Euros and its detailed research to help rebuild Notre-Dame Cathedral
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The stunningly detailed re-creation of Notre-Dame Cathedral in an ‘Assassin’s Creed’ game could help with the rebuilding efforts. Here’s what it looks like up close.

A fire ravaged the iconic Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris on Monday. French President Emmanuel Macron has vowed to rebuild the 800-year-old landmark. French game publisher Ubisoft, the company behind “Assassin’s Creed Unity,” could be an unlikely source of help: The game contains a lavishly detailed, historically accurate depiction of Notre-Dame […]
The stunningly detailed re-creation of Notre-Dame Cathedral in an ‘Assassin’s Creed’ game could help with the rebuilding efforts. Here’s what it looks like up close.
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14 times the Notre-Dame Cathedral was featured in movies

The Notre-Dame Cathedral has served as the inspiration and setting for many movies. Many important movie moments take place with Notre-Dame Cathedral as the backdrop. The intricate landmark has been animated for movies like “Hunchback of Notre Dame” and “The Aristocats.” Visit INSIDER.com for more stories. The centuries-old Notre-Dame Cathedral […]
14 times the Notre-Dame Cathedral was featured in movies
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Here are all the people and companies who have collectively pledged nearly $730 million so far to help rebuild Notre-Dame after the disastrous fire

France’s superrich have pledged to donate millions of dollars to help rebuild the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris after a devastating fire. The donors include LVMH Chairman and CEO Bernard Arnault, Kering founder François-Henri Pinault, and the Bettencourt Meyers family, which controls L’Oréal. Apple CEO Tim Cook said his company will […]
Here are all the people and companies who have collectively pledged nearly $730 million so far to help rebuild Notre-Dame after the disastrous fire
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Notre-Dame Cathedral had been crumbling for decades before it caught fire, and funds to restore it were tied down in a uniquely French bureaucratic mess

Notre-Dame Cathedral needed urgent and extensive restoration work in the years before Monday’s devastating fire, experts said. One said a disaster like the fire was “bound to happen.” The person said the building needed more money than the French state – which owns the church – was willing to provide. […]
Notre-Dame Cathedral had been crumbling for decades before it caught fire, and funds to restore it were tied down in a uniquely French bureaucratic mess
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2020 Democrat Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who’s multilingual, offers his condolences to France about Notre Dame in French

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, who’s multilingual, offered his condolences in French, following a massive fire at the historic Notre Dame Cathedral. Speaking to French-language news channel BFM TV on Monday evening, Buttigieg addressed the people of France and spoke about the cultural significance of the cathedral. His message earned […]
2020 Democrat Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who’s multilingual, offers his condolences to France about Notre Dame in French