A few days after the second anniversary of the Notre Dame fire, the staff responsible for its reconstruction organized a meeting this Saturday Virtual visit Here, it is possible to see the scaffolding forest surrounding the wall to be reinforced before starting the reconstruction.
General Jean-Louis Georgelin, who was in charge of coordinating the work, explained in the radio program of the social network that according to its program schedule, restore To put it right: “It must start in the second half of 2021.”
He emphasized: “Now, my focus is to carry out strict plans to lay the foundation for our development path. Reopen for worship in 2024“.
Even if everything is not completed, it can be completed in 2024 Resume sightseeing Go to one of the most iconic buildings in the French capital, whose history is marked by the fire that was announced on the roof under renovation on the afternoon of April 15, 2019.
At the most spectacular and tragic moment when the incident occurred, the traces of the sinking of the cathedral spire are still clearly visible, especially on the ground, as shown by George Lin “It was completely destroyed” In that area.
First of all, the robot must be used to remove all the traces that have collapsed, because the human entrance dangerous There is a danger of landslides.
One of the most difficult tasks at this stage is to remove the scaffolding around the needle 300 tons of metal parts Use articulated cranes and aerial work experts to extract them. Ended by the end of 2020.
Is now continuing to work hard Consolidate the treasury The general pointed out that at the same time, a forest in western France also selected 1,000 oak trees, which will be used to renovate the roof under the spire.
The fire melted stereotypeIt volatilizes extremely polluted dust, which partially settles on the building itself, not only is forced to use special techniques to extract it from the walls and paintings, but it also slows down the work speed.
In this reconstructed agreement, from the point of view of the agreement, this is exemplary Employment security, It has been determined that every time you enter and leave the premises, you must wash to remove lead dust that has penetrated into all objects.
Amélie Strack, sculpture and stone restoration expert, currently responsible Church cleaning A lady from the Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe explained how they started with a mechanical vacuum cleaner and then used laser pointers for seams, multi-color and non-abrasive products.
“Every job is unique. You must Reflection process“, Strack pointed out.
The great organ is one of the elements saved from the fire, but 8,000 pipes must be dismantled To take it from the cathedral, four containers and a trailer are required.
Uruguay Mario D’Amico (Urioguayan Mario d’Amico) is responsible for and reassembles them, they emphasize an organ “As delicate as a violin“And to handle these tin tubes, you have to wear gloves because they are very delicate.
Through the virtual visit, we can see Add vitality to the colors of the painting They were preserved from the restoration conducted by Eugène Viollet le Duc in the Saint Ferdinand Chapel in the middle of the 19th century.