Notre Dame, the spire of the Paris cathedral destroyed by the fire has been rebuilt

The new spire of Notre Dame Cathedral, an icon of this famous monument reduced to ashes by the fire in April 2019, is beginning to take shape in this latest phase of reconstruction. Already in the transept of the temple an imposing scaffold is being raised, inside which the spire is rising, the shape of which can be perceived inside the metal cage that supports it. The new Notre Dame will also have a number of advanced fire suppression systems, starting with a vaporization system in the roof carpentry area. The system will emit vaporized water if the sensors detect the start of a fire.

Opening by July 2024

The pace of the works is following the expected trend, since the idea is that this spire, which dates back to the 13th century although it was rebuilt in the 19th century by Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, will be fully visible before the inauguration of the Paris Olympics , in July 2024.

The goal is to open December 8, 2024

The agency in charge of the reconstruction has so far provided no details on the needle-lifting process and told EFE today that it does not expect to make a statement until December 8, exactly one year before the reopening. According to initial plans, the essential part, i.e. the wooden elements, should be completely installed by the end of 2023. Lead cladding work and the installation of six bells are planned already in the first months of 2024, as well as the positioning of the cock on the tip, so that the needle is identical to the destroyed one. The spire will be made of green oak, 40- to 60-foot-tall trees felled in the winter of 2021-22, and will incorporate lead ornamentation, like the original.