Few landmarks in the world are as famous or instantly recognizable as the Eiffel Tower in Paris. It's hard to believe that Parisians initially derided it as hideous.
The French president has announced a funding campaign to rebuild Notre Dame after it was partially gutted in a fire. A crane and a delivery of timber have already arrived, with a view to starting the restoration quickly.
Authorities say the basic structure of the 12th-century cathedral, one of Europe's most visited landmarks, has been "saved and preserved." Investigators are looking into a link with renovation work being carried out.
Global leaders have expressed their solidarity with France in light of the tragedy. As the flames subsided, President Emmanuel Macron has vowed to rebuild the 800 year-old cathedral.
Answering a call from French president Emmanuel Macron to donate funds for the reconstruction of the fire-ravaged Paris landmark, two of the country's wealthiest families have stepped forward offering millions in aid.
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