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Notre-Dame fire: Rain threatens France's damaged cathedral

Image copyrightAFP Captions [1 9659005] Protective material has been wrapped around parts of Notre DameArchitects working to preserve Notre-Dame rush to cover the cathedral before rain can cause further damage. Tuesdays and even thunderstorms are forecast for the French capital on Tuesday night. The Cathedral's arch, which partly Architects saves for heavy precipitation can lead to further collapse. Non-Dame Manager, Philippe Villeneuve, told French broadcaster BFMTV that he was establishing an emergency child was "top priority". "The beams are there, the tarpaulin arrives. Climbers, because it will be climbers who do it and the builders are ready," he said. There are already plans to build a large, purposeful "umbrella" on the roof of the landmark, which will have its own peak and protect the structure while the reconstruction takes place. But the umbrella is not clear – and threats of passing rain are too serious to wait, with even heavier rain forecast for Thursday. Media playback not supported on your device There were 800-year fear -old cathedral could be completely destroyed during the fierce look of April 15th. Firefighters managed to save the structure and much of their interior – but the emergency work has taken place since the stabilization of the building. Three major holes in the cathedral's arches – the arched ceiling – are the most obvious signs of damage. One was made of the cathedral's bullet. But its famous rosette glass window has been covered with protective material and reinforced with armchairs. What's next for Notre-Dame? French…

 Rosette of Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral in Paris on April 22, 2019 is covered with protective material, seven days after a fire destroyed the cathedral.

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9659005] Protective material has been wrapped around parts of Notre Dame

Architects working to preserve Notre-Dame rush to cover the cathedral before rain can cause further damage.

Tuesdays and even thunderstorms are forecast for the French capital on Tuesday night.

The Cathedral’s arch, which partly

Architects saves for heavy precipitation can lead to further collapse.

Non-Dame Manager, Philippe Villeneuve, told French broadcaster BFMTV that he was establishing an emergency child was “top priority”.

“The beams are there, the tarpaulin arrives. Climbers, because it will be climbers who do it and the builders are ready,” he said.

There are already plans to build a large, purposeful “umbrella” on the roof of the landmark, which will have its own peak and protect the structure while the reconstruction takes place.

But the umbrella is not clear – and threats of passing rain are too serious to wait, with even heavier rain forecast for Thursday.

Media playback not supported on your device

There were 800-year fear -old cathedral could be completely destroyed during the fierce look of April 15th. Firefighters managed to save the structure and much of their interior – but the emergency work has taken place since the stabilization of the building.

Three major holes in the cathedral’s arches – the arched ceiling – are the most obvious signs of damage. One was made of the cathedral’s bullet.

But its famous rosette glass window has been covered with protective material and reinforced with armchairs.

What’s next for Notre-Dame?

French President Emmanuel Macron has promised to rebuild the symbol of Paris within five years – in time for the Olympic Games in the city scheduled for 2024.

The cost is likely to be huge, with hundreds of millions already promised by individuals and companies both in France and from all over the world.

Prime Minister Édouard Philippe has proposed an international competition for patterns for the new sprout that replaces Eugene Viollet-le-Duc’s 19th century design, which collapsed.

plans are about to build a temporary wooden cathedral on the square outside to continue Catholic services on site. The idea has already approved Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo.

Notre Dame already underwent extensive restoration work when the fire broke out. It is not yet clear whether it contributed to the fire or the cause was.

In addition to protecting the cathedral from the rain, the removal of the damaged scaffold is one of the first steps towards the cathedral’s complete restoration – a process that can take weeks.

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