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Construction of the first spire

01/01/1250

According to the official Notre Dame website, the first spire built was a bell tower that, in the seventeenth century, featured up to five bells. It was dismantled from 1786 to 1792.

The Spire on the Notre Dame website

The picture above shows the silhouettes of various spires. A spire is an architectural feature, an arrow-like, tall and pointed structure, usually rising from church towers or skyscrapers. Meanings associated to spires include wealth, power, and proximity to the divine.

Spire on Archictectural Travels

Spire on Wikipedia

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Published in 10/05/2019

Updated in 19/02/2021

All events in the topic Architecture:


01/01/184431/05/1864Major restorationMajor restoration
15/04/2019 • 18:20:0016/04/2019 • 08:30:00Fire
19/05/1182Consecration of the master altarConsecration of the master altar
01/01/199001/01/1992Restoration of the great organRestoration of the great organ
01/01/1260Construction of the South RoseConstruction of the South Rose
01/01/1250Construction of the North RoseConstruction of the North Rose
01/01/1225Construction of the West RoseConstruction of the West Rose
01/01/1250Construction of the first spireConstruction of the first spire
01/01/178601/01/1792The first spire was dismantled
15/04/2019 • 19:53:00The spire collapsed under the fire