Notre Dame to be restored to pre-fire appearance

French President Emmanuel Macron has arbitrated in the year-long debate over the rebuilding of Notre Dame cathedral, which was severely damaged by fire in April 2019, with a decision to return it to exactly how it was before, including its 19th-century landmark spire that was destroyed in the blaze, after several architectural projects had proposed a modern rfeincarnation, including a swimming pool on the roof.

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The spire of Notre Dame cathedral, which was destroyed in a fire last April, will be restored according to the original Gothic design, reports BBC News.