The phase of securing and consolidating Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral, devastated more than two years ago by a fire, has come to an end, now giving way to the restoration phase, announced, Saturday, September 18, the public institution responsible for its conservation.
The work began the day after the fire
Work to secure and consolidate the cathedral began on April 16, 2019, the day after the fire. This site included various unprecedented operations, such as the dismantling of the damaged scaffolding which had burned during the fire, the removal of the great organ, cleaning test sites in two of the 24 chapels or the clearing, sorting of remains and securing the crossing of the transept.
The installation of wooden half-hangers
The securing work was completed with the installation of wooden half-hangers under the vaults of the six most weakened bays, the total waterproofing of the cathedral, and the placing of the barnums on its square which were used to sort. and temporarily store the remains of the fire. A reopening of Notre Dame de Paris cathedral is planned in 2024.