Pledges are pouring in to begin the rebuild of Notre-Dame
Bernard Arnault, The richest man in France has pledged to donate 200 million euros ($226 million) to help pay for the rebuild of Notre-Dame Cathedral. Donations keep pouring in with another billionaire pledging to donate 100 million euros.
The Cathedral went up in flames on Monday 6:50pm local time. The spire was caught on video collapsing in front of shocked onlookers. Extensive damage has been caused and it took 400 firefighters 9 hours to get the blaze under control.
Luckily just 4 days before the fire occurred many valued statues were taken down from the roof of the building for the first time in over a century. They were taking down while ongoing repairs were being done on the now non-existent spire. Firefighters managed to save some of the most valued artwork from inside the burning Cathedral including The Crown of Thorns.