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The mammoth task of dismantling, cleaning and re-assembling France’s largest musical instrument started Monday and is expected to last nearly four years. Amazingly, the 8,000-pipe organ survived the 2019 fire that consumed the cathedral’s roof and toppled its spire.
By Nadine Achoui-Lesage, Angela Charlton, Associated Press
In our news wrap Friday, Tropical Storm Fay is racing up the Eastern Seaboard. It made landfall earlier near Atlantic City, New Jersey, with winds of 60 miles per hour, touching off flash floods and forcing beaches to close. Also,…
In our news wrap Monday, New York City began a gradual reopening for up to 400,000 workers after months of pandemic restrictions. At its peak, COVID-19 killed more than 500 people a day in New York; the number is now…
The Paris landmark was too deeply damaged by this year's fire to host Christmas services.
By Associated Press
By Jeffrey Brown, Frank Carlson
In April, the world watched in horror as flames engulfed Notre Dame Cathedral, the beloved Gothic symbol of Paris dating to the Middle Ages. Now, seven months later, a debate swirls over how to repair the structure, which lost its…
By Sara Burnett, Associated Press
Cleanup teams swept, sprayed and vacuumed neighboring streets Monday to scrub away any lead left over from the April blaze that decimated Notre Dame's roof and toppled its spire.
Like Notre Dame in Paris, Britain's York Minster cathedral has dominated its landscape for centuries, boasting similar architectural characteristics and offering hope for recovery from a devastating inferno. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant visits York to see how artisans there rebuilt…
Protesters took to the streets of Paris and other French cities over the weekend, asking why billionaires and the government have rushed to the aid of Notre Dame Cathedral instead of the millions of people confronting economic hardship. French historian…
By Angela Charlton, Michel Euler, Associated Press
French yellow vest protesters set fires along a march route through Paris on Saturday to drive home their message to a government they see as out of touch with the problems of the poor: that rebuilding the fire-ravaged Notre Dame…
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