Notre Dame cathedral in Paris will reopen in 2024, five years after disastrous fire

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Notre Dame cathedral in Paris will reopen in 2024, five years after disastrous fire

From CNN | Style by Joseph Ataman and Jeevan Ravindran, CNN

The Notre Dame cathedral is on track to reopen to the public in 2024 as the cathedral has now been entirely secured, two years after the disastrous fire that destroyed large parts of the 850-year-old building.

In a statement Saturday, the public body responsible for its conservation and restoration said the securing of the cathedral had been completed on schedule.

Elements of the "safety phase," included wrapping and protecting the cathedral's gargoyles, reinforcing the flying buttresses, fortifying the gables and removing burned scaffolding, according to the collective Friends of Notre Dame de Paris.

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