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1 World Trade Center Spire To Light Up In Tribute To Notre Dame

April 16, 2019 - 2:04 pm

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- The spire at One World Trade Center will be lit in the colors of the French flag in a sign of solidarity with the people of France and the Catholic community in wake of the devastating fire at Notre Dame Cathedral.

"Our hearts ached as we watched a devastating fire ravage one of the world's most sacred and celebrated religious monuments," Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a statement. "The Notre Dame Cathedral's centuries of history, art and iconic architecture are irreplaceable, and we are deeply grateful to the brave first responders who worked diligently to extinguish the flames and save portions of this significant piece of French and Catholic history."

The French and American flags share the same colors, but different patterns.

Flames engulfed the 12th-century cathedral Monday during the holiest week of the year for Catholics.

It took over 12 hours for firefighters to extinguish the inferno

The cathedral's roof and 300-foot spire are gone, but its bell towers remain intact. 

France vows Notre Dame will rise again.