Workers rely on medieval era tech to reconstruct the Notre Dame

Thursday, June 1, 2023 - 17:03 in Mathematics & Economics

Carpenters are using the same tools and materials to reconstruct Notre Dame as were used to first build it. Deposit Photos It’s been a little over four years since a major fire ravaged France’s iconic Notre Dame de Paris cathedral, causing an estimated $865 million of damage to the majority of its roof and recognizable spire. Since then, the French government, engineers, and a cadre of other dedicated restoration experts have been hard at work rebuilding the architectural wonder, which is currently slated to reopen to the public by the end of 2024. It’s a tight turnaround, and one that would be much easier to meet if carpenters used modern technology and techniques to repair the iconic building. But as AP News explained earlier this week, it’s far more important to use...

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