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Massive Fire Damages Much of Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris

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Smoke and flames rise from Notre-Dame Cathedral on April 15, 2019 in Paris, France. A fire broke out on Monday afternoon and quickly spread across the building, collapsing the spire. The cause is yet unknown but officials said it was possibly linked to ongoing renovation work. (Photo: Veronique de Viguerie/Getty Images)

A devastating fire on Monday destroyed the Notre-Dame Cathedral’s spire and roof. Hundreds of millions of Euros have already been pledged by companies and philanthropists to rebuild the iconic 850-year-old Paris structure.

Guests:

Geraldine Amiel, Paris bureau chief, Bloomberg

John Fidler, British-trained architect; preservation consultant

Cecile Alduy, professor of French literature and culture, Stanford University

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