A giant crane to save Notre Dame

Notre Dame returns to change the profile of Paris. A gigantic crane of 75 feet has been erected next to the cathedral with a task at the same time urgent, delic

A giant crane to save Notre Dame

Notre Dame returns to change the profile of Paris. A gigantic crane of 75 feet has been erected next to the cathedral with a task at the same time urgent, delicate, and risky: to dismount, finally, the heavy scaffolding that was placed for repairs on the needle before the fire that destroyed widely the gothic gem of the French capital on 15 April and that, since then, a serious threat to the damaged infrastructure of the temple.

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The work to ensure the remains of the cathedral were resumed on Thursday, two days after the first christmas in over two centuries without holding a midnight mass in the temple of paris, something that has not happened since the French Revolution. Check out the 250 tonnes of scaffolding partially fused on the ship during the fire is one of the most delicate in this phase even the preservation of the structures prior to the start of the reconstruction of the cathedral, to which the French president, Emmanuel Macron, has established a period of five years, but that is not expected already to start before 2021.

Are more than 10,000 tubes to be distorted, soldiers by the fire and coated in addition to the lead that is melted in bulk during the fire, recalls the newspaper Le Parisien. “We don't know how it will affect the stability of the structure,” said a spokesman for the diocese of Paris, according to Reuters.

The giant yellow crane that Le Parisien has baptized as the “new needle” - Notre Dame —the original, built in the NINETEENTH century by Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, and which was surrounded by scaffolding now damaged, was one of the main victims of the fire, which also destroyed a good part of the roof of the central nave— was transported in pieces to mid-December in a convoy of over 40 trucks. With a load capacity of up to 8 tons, the crane must allow the withdrawal, one by one, of all the parts of the scaffold old. In parallel, we are erecting another new, lighter and more high, from which the workers will be able to go removing the old structure. It is anticipated that the works begin in February, although everything will depend on the time: according to the recalls the Agency France Presse, it requires a dry climate and not too cold to be able to perform these jobs, something difficult in the first few months of the year in an often wet and cold Paris.

For the moment, the cathedral is still surrounded by a wall which separates the work of the tourists who continue to agolpándose in their surroundings. Large photographs placed along the walls show the tasks of recovery and restoration of the treasures and sculptures rescued from the fire. According to AFP, the interior of the cathedral has already been completely emptied by robots and the recovered items have been inventoried, classified, and placed in specialty stores erected in the main courtyard of the cathedral. This should re-open partially by the end at the end of January, after months of delay due to the cleanup of lead carried out to remove any trace toxic of the surface.

Date Of Update: 27 December 2019, 20:00
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