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CGTN America 15 Apr 2019

Architect Andrew Crompton on importance of the Notre Dame Cathedral

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Paris' soaring Notre Dame Cathedral is considered an architectural wonder, attracting some 13 million visitors a year. French President Emmanuel Macron has promised to rebuild the 13th century medieval cathedral following Monday's fire. Andrew Crompton is an architect at the University of Liverpool. His focus includes exploring the phenomenon of multi-faith spaces. He spoke with CGTN's Sean Callebs about the importance of the cathedral.


Paris firefighters used drones and a water-spitting robot to help tame the Notre Dame Cathedral fire.

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The Morning Joe panel discusses the devastating fire at Notre Dame cathedral which destroyed large parts of the 850-year-old church in Paris, France.
What made Notre Dame's structure so unique is also what made it so vulnerable to fire, and why it burned so quickly. #NotreDame #NotreDameFire #NotreDameCathedral

After a devastating fire nearly engulfed Paris' iconic Notre Dame Cathedral on Monday, firefighters and officials are assessing damages.

Paris firefighters spokesman Gabriel Plus said the challenge Tuesday is no longer fire, but how the 850-year-old structure "will resist" or remain standing. The tragedy comes during Holy Week, an important event for the Catholic Church with Easter days away.

"The worst has been avoided, although the battle is not yet totally won," said French President Emmanuel Macron.

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We are joined by our correspondent Efi Koutsokosta who is in Paris outside the Notre Dame.

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