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    Only Small Fraction of Pledged Notre Dame Donations Paid

    Archbishop of Paris Michel Aupetit revealed that only $15 million of the $1 billion pledged to rebuild the ravaged cathedral has been delivered. He disputed a statement from a French heritage foundation that said it would stop collecting for Notre Dame because enough money had been raised. Aupetit said $10.6 million had been donated from French and foreign nationals, mostly from the U.S., and another $5 million was received from major donors.

    How much will restoration cost? Architects have begun making proposals — which include a rooftop pool, a glass spire and an urban garden — while the archbishop highlighted that there’s still no clear budget for the work.

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