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France: With new spire rising, Notre-Dame Cathedral on schedule to reopen 1 year from now

President Emmanuel Macron of France was in the heart of Paris on Friday to check on progress in the restoration of an 860-year-old limestone landmark: Notre-Dame Cathedral, whose familiar silhouette is rising once again on the skyline of the French capital.

On a chilly, humid morning, Mr. Macron donned a hard hat and took a three-minute elevator ride to visit a new spire that is nearing completion atop the famed Gothic edifice that was ravaged by a devastating fire in April 2019.

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