On Monday, April 15th, the famed Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, France caught fire.
As I was getting my college degree in architecture, I spent a lot of time studying the classic church and its cutting-edge buttresses. I even had the opportunity to see the cathedral in person years ago. It is absolutely breathtaking, and watching it burn was heartbreaking.
You can see photos from inside the church shortly after the fire was extinguished here. [PHOTOS INSIDE NOTRE-DAME AFTER FIRE]
Many of the relics in the church were saved from the fire. The status of others is unknown. You can read about that here: [HOLY PRIEST SAVES ARTIFACTS]
The flying buttresses supporting the church were trendsetting at the time of their installation. 52 acres of trees were used to build the roof of the cathedral. It is actually a hodgepodge of architectural details.
You can check out 13 interesting facts about Notre-Dame Cathedral here: