By the Numbers: Notre Dame Cathedral
Following the April 15 fire at Notre Dame Cathedral, we looked at some numbers associated with the iconic Parisian landmark.
The weight in tons of the grand Emmanuel Bell. It is tuned to F sharp.
The average number of minutes a visitor had to wait to tour the cathedral.
The width in feet of the cathedral.
The height in feet of the spire that was destroyed in the fire.
The length in feet of the cathedral.
The number of oak trees used to build the cathedral.
The year work began on the cathedral.
The year work began on the two towers. It took 10 years to complete.
The year Napoleon was coronated in the cathedral.
The year Victor Hugo’s Notre-Dame de Paris was published.
The year Pope Pius X beatified Joan of Arc in the cathedral.
The number of celebrations held annually at the cathedral.
The year the second bell was replaced. Named Marie, the original was melted down during the French Revolution.
The number of pipes in the cathedral’s grand organ.
The number of visitors to the cathedral each year, or an average of 30,000 daily.
Sources: statista.com, eutouring.com