(Reuters) - Notre-Dame Cathedral went up in flames on Monday in a roaring blaze that devastated the Parisian landmark, a searing loss for the city and for France. - Construction would continue for much of the next century, with major restoration and additions made in the 17th and 18th century. - Dominating the structure are its two 13th century bell towers. The most famous of these, the "Stryge" gargoyle sits atop the cathedral watching Paris with its head resting in its hands. - Victor Hugo used the cathedral as a setting for his 1831 novel, "The Hunchback of Notre-Dame".
Source: The Star April 15, 2019 18:45 UTC