Germany offers to help rebuild fire-damaged Notre Dame

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This photo taken on March 9, 2020 shows Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. The cathedral stands crippled, locked in a dangerous web of twisted metal scaffolding one year after a cataclysmic fire gutted its interior, toppled its famous spire and horrified the world. (AP Photo/ Vivienne Walt)

BERLIN (AP) — Germany is offering to help rebuild parts of Notre Dame in Paris, a year after the famous cathedral was heavily damaged by fire.

Officials suggested Wednesday that German craftsmen could remake some of the large clerestory windows located far above eye level and designed to let light and air into the cathedral.

The German government said three glass-makers that conduct restoration work for cathedrals in Germany could offer “great expertise” to their French colleagues.

Germany’s minister for culture, Monika Gruetters, said her country would shoulder the costs.

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