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It's been almost a year since Notre-Dame was ravaged by fire. Here's what's being done to save it and where the $954 million promised by France's superrich is.

INSIDER Logo By Bill Bostock of INSIDER | Slide 1 of 25:  On April 15, 2019, a fire broke out at the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, causing the roof and spire to collapse.  French billionaires, wealthy families, and corporations rushed to pledge their money to rebuild the monument, amassing 850 million euros, worth about $954 million at the time, in the proceeding days.  But for six months the money was nowhere to be seen, as repairs were propped up by $39 million in small donations from 46,000 people and 60 enterprises.  Fondation Notre Dame, the largest of the four official charities for the cathedral's repairs, told Insider on Tuesday that all its donors had gone through with their pledges. The three other official charities have not responded to Insider's request for comment.  But the   coronavirus pandemic has delayed vital repair work, and 551  tons of melted metal lattice precariously perched on the roof    may come down at any minute and destroy more of the  landmark.    Visit  Insider's homepage for more stories.   On April 15, 2019, the roof of Notre-Dame Cathedral, a jewel of Gothic architecture in central Paris, collapsed after a fire tore through its upper levels.  It took hours for the blaze to be contained and, despite no human casualties, there was an outpouring of grief at the devastation. Parisians wept openly in the streets.  In the 72 hours after the fire,  a clutch of wealthy French magnates clamored to pledge a total of 850 million euros, worth about $954 million at the time, to restore the cathedral.  But it took six months for the first billionaires to put pen to paper and make good on their promises, with the intervening repairs funded by small donations.  As the first anniversary of the fire approaches, the official charity for the cathedral has received all its major donations, while the  coronavirus pandemic has delayed vital work to save the remaining structure from collapsing.  Here's how the repair effort is going, and who paid up.

On April 15, 2019, the roof of Notre-Dame Cathedral, a jewel of Gothic architecture in central Paris, collapsed after a fire tore through its upper levels.

It took hours for the blaze to be contained and, despite no human casualties, there was an outpouring of grief at the devastation. Parisians wept openly in the streets.

In the 72 hours after the fire, a clutch of wealthy French magnates clamored to pledge a total of 850 million euros, worth about $954 million at the time, to restore the cathedral.

But it took six months for the first billionaires to put pen to paper and make good on their promises, with the intervening repairs funded by small donations.

As the first anniversary of the fire approaches, the official charity for the cathedral has received all its major donations, while the coronavirus pandemic has delayed vital work to save the remaining structure from collapsing.

Here's how the repair effort is going, and who paid up.

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