The Newest: Tusk calls for EU solidarity on Notre Dame

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The Latest about the fire that swept through Paris’ Notre Dame cathedral (all times local):

9:50 a.m.

European Union chief Donald Tusk is currently calling on the bloc’s member countries to help France reconstruct the Notre Dame cathedral is a symbol of what contrasts Europe.

Tusk said:”At stake here is something more than simply material help. The trimming of the Notre Dame cathedral has made us conscious that we’re bound with something more important and more deep than treaties.”

Parliament President Antonio Tajani invited EU lawmakers to contribute the salary of their day.


9:45 a.m.

A spokesman for Paris firefighters states that”the entire flame is out” at Notre Dame cathedral.

Plus said that today the fire is out”this phase is for the specialists” to plan how to consolidate the edifice. 


9:10 a.m.

French tycoon Bernard Arnault and his luxury goods group LVMH have pledged 200 million euros ($226 million) to its renovation of Notre Dame, after a reported 100 million-euro contribution from a different French billionaire, Francois Pinault.

An announcement Tuesday from LVMH explained the luxury goods group and also the Arnault family could make the contribution into a rebuilding fund Monday evening to the palace, which was consumed by flames.

LVMH known as the cathedral a”symbol of France, its legacy and its unity.”

French press reported the sooner 100 million-euro contribution of the Pinault family.


8:45 a.m.

A French cultural heritage expert says France has trees large enough to replace historical beams that burnt in the Notre Dame fire.

Vice president of preservation group Fondation du Patrimoine, bertrand de Feydeau, told France Info radio was built with beams from forests.

Talking Tuesdayhe explained the cathedral’s roof can’t be rebuilt exactly as it had been prior to the fire as”we don’t, in the present time, have trees around our territory of their size that were cut from the 13th century.”

He said the restoration work is going to have to use new technologies to reconstruct the roof.


8:40 a.m.

Experts are currently analyzing the shell of Paris’ legendary Notre Dame Studio to establish next steps to conserve that which remains after a fire destroyed much of the construction that is nearly 900-year-old.

With the fire that broke out Monday and immediately swallowed the cathedral currently attention is turning into ensuring the building’s integrity.

Junior Interior Minister Laurent Nunez announced that architects and other specialists would meet at the cathedral early Tuesday”to find out whether the structure is secure and when the firefighters can go indoors to keep their job.”

Officials think about that the fire an collision, maybe as a consequence of restoration work taking place but that news has done nothing to quiet the national mourning.