The scaffolding that was badly damaged in the devastating fire along with Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris have been successfully removed. The scaffolding was used for the renovation of the world-famous building’s pointed tower when the fire broke out on April 15 last year.
The removal of the 40,000 partially melted and bent scaffolding tubes was seen as one of the most dangerous parts of the renovation, as it could further damage the cathedral. The 40-meter-high scaffolding, with a total weight of 200 tons, was therefore carefully removed over the past six months.
The completion of the decommissioning was attended by the French Culture Minister Roselyn Bachelot. On Twitter she calls it an important step and thanks all employees involved for their efforts.