a symbol. The scaffolding of the spire of Notre-Dame de Paris, distorted by the heat of the fire, will be removed from Monday, 8 June 2020, announced on Sunday the public agency in charge of the restoration of the cathedral. "The spire of the cathedral Notre-Dame of Paris was in restoration during the fire of April 15, 2019. The scaffolding installed for this operation has withstood the collapse of the boom, but it has been warped by the heat of the fire, " recalls the public in a press release.
This scaffold, composed of 40 000 pieces, 200 tons, " of which the half is more than 40 meters high ", he had initially been " consolidated and then surrounded by metal beams, on three levels in order to stabilize it and prevent any risk of collapse ", according to the same source.
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A second scaffolding has been put in place and starting from Monday, " the two teams alternating five cordistes to descend closer to the charred portions for cutting, using saws, swords, metal tubes fused to each other." They will be evacuated with a crane of 80 metres. "This operation will take place throughout the summer," said the release. The site, put in sleep during the containment due to the crisis of the coronavirus, had been resumed progressively at the end of April.
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