Watch flames destroy famed Notre Dame Cathedral as the historic building burns

Watch flames destroy famed Notre Dame Cathedral as the historic building burns

One of the most distinctive aspects of the cathedral is its height, coming in at 35 meters high, according to the cathedral's website.

Firefighters are struggling to contain a fire at Paris' iconic Notre Dame Cathedral that broke out Monday evening. Castellanos offered prayers to the French people and all those affected by the fire.

Collins said a cathedral is meant to be a sign of beauty that leads to truth and goodness. I don't think it's getting better at all'.

The seat of the archbishop of Paris and a centre of the Catholic faith, Notre Dame has also been the target of political violence throughout its history. The @ PompiersParis are trying to control the flames.

Martin wasn't alone in his grief.

Famous French landmark Notre-Dame has caught fire in central Paris, videos on social media show.

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The fire came less than a week before Easter amid Holy Week commemorations. When we left ... it was burning at a level that you rarely see a fire burn. His work also showed that the internal columns of Notre Dame aren't in ideal alignment and that the church may have incorporated existing structures in its design rather than knocking them down first. The cathedral, he said, "has always been a symbol of the transcendent human spirit as well as our longing for God".

The sight stopped pedestrians in their tracks along the Seine River, which passes under the cathedral.

"Notre-Dame belonged to all humanity".

The 1996 Disney film, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, was based on the 1831 novel of the same name, and follows Quasimodo as he struggles to gain acceptance in society. Parisians watched on, many of them lost for words. Tallon used laser-mounted tripods within the cathedral to build a point cloud of information on every surface and internal feature of the cathedral's interior. They feared that the cracks in the walls would become too much for the building to handle. Christians in Jerusalem gave the relic to the Emperor Charlemagne in 799, and it subsequently became a powerful object of veneration for generations of French Catholics. "It seems like more pieces of the scaffolding are now falling".

'Terrible seeing the Notre Dame in flames.

"Heartbreaking scenes of Notre Dame cathedral in flames", Khan tweeted.

Notre Dame Cathedral is located on the Ile de la Cite, the very heart of the city. The frame, the roof, and the spire are consumed.

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