A massive fire tore through Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral on Monday, consuming its spire and threatening one of its rectangular towers until firefighters managed to stop it from spreading. Officials said the blaze was “potentially linked” to an ongoing $6.8 million renovation project.
Here’s what the iconic 12th-century landmark looked like before the fire:
The west view.
The south view.
The spire was recreated in the 19th century.
The nave of the Cathedral, where worshippers attend services.
The transcept of the cathedral.
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The cathedral’s organ and one of its stained glass windows.Amanda Kaufman can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.