Notre-dame de paris

Play rope access on the facade of Notre-Dame de Paris

The Spanish tour guide’s submachine gun shots echo through his headband mic, as his audience walks away, their gaze drawn to Cathedral Square. In front of Notre-Dame de Paris, men in uniform and wearing tight-fitting hats bustle about under the radiant sun. Some move high panels covered with texts, while others climb the scaffolding. Installed in a metal structure, they pull together a large visual canvas. All these anonymous end up preparing with good humor the reception of the public for the 2021 edition of the European Heritage Days.

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Anonymous, really? These unknown professionals, members of ten states are busy restoring the monument, and the public body responsible for the restoration of Notre-Dame wants to highlight these weekends of September 18 and 19. Within a space full of “business villages”, visitors are encouraged to meet employees and discover their work through demonstrations, workshops and conferences. September 18 marks the official end of the securing and integration of the building. There are also chances “To make a tribute” These carpenters, scaffolders and rope access technicians have been struggling for two and a half years on a vast construction site, recalls Jérémy Patrier-Lettus, director of development and cultural programming at the site.

September 18 marks the official end of the securing and integration of the building.

“Before, we were seen with big eyes, no one knew what we were doing. The fire was obviously a sad phase, but now we are more interested in our business,” he said. Rope Access Committee Chairman Kevin Dawson watches with interest. These brave workers, “The hands and eyes of other states”, Responsibility“Accessing places no one can go”. After the spire burned, they sank and clung to the scorched scaffolding to cut the twisted, interlocking pillars.

“Unit of functions”

Jeremy Patriarch-Leeds loves collaborative work on defence: “On many platforms, transactions follow one another. Especially in this case, they all intervened at the same time. There was a real similarity of operations. For example, the rope access technicians were the first to take the greatest architects and scientists above the vaults of the monument. Carpenters, on the other hand, cannot do their job without scaffolding. They climbed the 1,200-ton mountain erected in the shade by these men to fix the arches and half-archs to the vaults and flying crackers of the cathedral. “Everyone needs everyone” Yves Macel, carpentry manager.

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