Spire of Notre-Dame de Paris

Paris, France

Spire of Notre-Dame de Paris

The spire of Notre-Dame de Paris was located above the cross-section of the cathedral's transept. Notre-Dame de Paris has had two timber spires, known as fl猫ches. The first was built between 1220 and 1230. It eventually became so damaged that it was removed in the late 18th century. The second was put into place by the French architect Eug猫ne Viollet-le-Duc in 1859, and destroyed in a major fire on 15 April 2019.

The original spire was built from 1220 to 1230. It was supported by an "ingenious" and "well designed" system of frames, according to an examination of its remains after it was taken down. All of the spire's weight rested on the four pillars of the transept. This spire also functioned as a bell tower. It was 78 metres (256聽ft) from the floor of the Church to the point of the Spire.

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