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Notre-Dame Cathedral Will Reopen by 2024

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Shortly after the fire, which onlookers around the world followed with dismay, French President Emmanuel Macron pledged to see the cathedral rebuilt within five years?"in time for the Olympic Games that will be held in Paris in the summer of 2024. At the time, some experts deemed his ambitions "unrealistic," and many obstacles have indeed popped up along the path to reconstruction. Some feared that a 250-ton mass of scaffolding, welded together by the blaze, could not be removed without causing further damage to the cathedral. "Toxic fallout" from lead particles that were released upon the collapse of Notre-Dame's roof caused delays in the restoration process, and France's Covid-19 lockdown also put the project on hold. Also