The square in front of Notre Dame was first opened a year after the fire

By | May 31, 2020
The square in front of Notre Dame was first opened a year after the fire

The main reason that hindered the access of Parisians and city visitors to the square was the lead pollution recorded after the fire.
 
More than a year after the fire in Notre Dame, the square in front of the cathedral was reopened to the public, European Truth reports with reference to BFMTV.
 
French Minister of Culture Frank Rister said the opening of the square is a “very beautiful symbol”, which represents the “first step towards the return of Notre Dame.”
 
The main reason that hindered the access of Parisians and city visitors to the square was the lead pollution recorded after the fire. The level of lead concentration in the area around the cathedral and in nearby houses sometimes exceeded the permissible values ​​several times.
 
This required a multi-stage cleaning, during which, in particular, benches, lights, and soil were processed.
 
Recall that on April 15, 2019, a major fire occurred in Notre Dame Cathedral. The spire of the building collapsed and most of the roof was damaged. The main structure and relics survived. Investigators believe that a fire could start due to a short circuit.

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