The famed Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris caught fire during what is described as a $6.8 million renovation.
The 800 year old cathedral took about 200 years to build.
The famed spire is said to have contained a piece of the Crown of Thorns as well as other items, placed there in 1935. The spire came down in front of saddened viewers standing nearby.
The intensity of the flames coming out of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris... pic.twitter.com/JDAMCXFMk4
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) April 15, 2019
The roof and spire of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris have collapsed. pic.twitter.com/V592MieizR
— Giancarlo A. Rosa (@GiancarloARosa) April 15, 2019
"I literally just saw the 300-foot spire collapse under the flame," security expert says of destructive blaze at Paris' historic Notre Dame Cathedral https://t.co/fqbTzjsv6P pic.twitter.com/lyXllDyL0n
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) April 15, 2019