Notre-Dame Cathedral is an architectural and historical marvel—but it’s also home to many priceless works of art and religious relics. In the wake of yesterday’s fire, here’s what we know about any surviving artifacts, as well as the state of the structure itself.
The cathedral has been found to be structurally sound.
Despite losing its spire and two-thirds of its roof, and sustaining three large holes in its ceiling—one of which was caused by the spire’s collapse—Notre-Dame was declared structurally sound after an inspection this morning.
In the words of Paris fire chief Jean-Claude Gallet, the cathedral has been “saved and preserved as a whole,” per The New York Times. That includes the twin bell towers, as well as the cathedral’s beloved bell Emanuelle.