The scaffolding that was badly damaged along with the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris at the devastating fire, have been successfully removed. The scaffolding was used for the renovation of the world-famous building’s pointed tower when the fire broke out on April 15 last year.
The removal of the 40,000 partially melted and bent scaffolding tubes was seen as one of the most dangerous parts of the renovation, as it could further damage the cathedral. The 40-meter-high scaffold, with a total weight of 200 tons, was therefore completed in the past six months carefully removed.
The completion of the decommissioning was attended by the French Culture Minister Roselyn Bachelot. On Twitter she calls it an important step and thanks all employees involved for their efforts.