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Paris ( 4th), Paris, Ile-de-France, France
|Address:||6 place du Parvis Notre-Dame|
On the Ile de la Cité
|Coordinates:||48° 51' 11.00" N 2° 20' 60.00" E|
|crossing tower||height||96 m|
|height to key of vault||33 m|
|width of central aisle||13 m|
|side aisles||width||5.9 m|
|height to key of vault||10.1 - 10.5 m|
|western façade||width||43.5 m|
First stone is laid. Bishop Maurice de Sully begins with the reconstruction of the cathedral.
Beginning of works on the nave.
Choir finished except for the vaults.
Roof construction on-going.
Work on the western façade begins.
Western spans of the nave are completed.
Modification of the flying buttresses. Construction of buttresses to take wind loads on top of the gutter walls.
Rose in western façade (diameter 9.60 m).
Towers are finished.
Beginning of enlargement of high windows.
Eastern chapels at the northern end of the nave by Pierre de Montreuil.
Chapels near the choir by Pierre de Montreuil.
Northern transept - widening of one span, chapels and façade according to plans by Jean de Chelles.
Northern rose by Jean de Chelles (diameter 12.90 m).
Southern transept - widening of one span and façade by Jean Chelles the Pierre de Montreuil.
Southern rose by Pierre de Montreuil (diameter 12.90 m).
Reconstruction of the southern rose by Claude Penel under the guidance of architect Boffrant and at the cost of the Cardinal de Noailles.
Beginning of restoration works by Viollet-le-Duc.
Restoration of the southern rose by Viollet-le-Duc who modifies the outer tracings.
|15 April 2019, 18:50||A fire starts in the roof structure of the cathedral near the base of the central spire. The fire burns for hours.|
|15 April 2019, 19:57||The wooden central spire, designed and built in the 19th century by Viollet-Le Duc collapses.|
|16 April 2019, 09:50||The speaker of the Paris fire brigade declares that the fire has been put out entirely. More than 400 firefighters were mobilised during the night to control and extinguish the fire. About two thirds of the original wooden roof structure dating back to the 12th and 13th centuries were completely destroyed in the fire. Some of the vaulting was damaged as well but generally the structure of the cathedral and its towers remain intact.
During the fire, about 30% of the artwork and other valuables in the cathedral were moved to safety including the treasure. Relics stored in the spire where however lost. The statues at the foot of the central spire had fortunately been removed on April 11 for restauration and thus could not have been damaged in the fire.
- Maurice de Sully (initiator)
- Paul Abadie (architect)
Relevant Web Sites
- Discover France! Notre-Dame Cathedral, Paris
- Earthlore: Notre Dame de Paris
- Great Buildings Online: Notre Dame de Paris
- Insecula: Archictecture de Notre-Dame de Paris
- Insecula: Histoire de Notre-Dame de Paris
- L'architecture religieuse en Occident: Notre-Dame de Paris
- L'histoire par l'image: Notre-Dame de Paris
- Mary Ann Sullivan: Tympana of the West Front, Notre Dame (the Cathedral of Paris)
- Ministère de la Culture: Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
- Notre Dame, Paris (Mary Ann Sullivan)
- Notre-Dame de Paris
- Pbase: Notre-Dame de Paris
- Photo-en-Ligne: Cathédrale Notre-Dame, Paris
- Romanes.com: Notre Dame de Paris
- Université du Québec: Musique: Orgues: France: Cathédrale Notre-Dame
- Wikipedia: Notre Dame de Paris
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