Arcelor Mittal has offered steel for the restoration of Notre-Dame de Paris after a fire gutted the gothic cathedral’s roof and destroyed its iconic spire. The government has opened the reconstruction of Notre-Dame to international architects, adding to a question many are asking as France grieves for its national symbol, whether the familiar outline at the heart of the capital should be restored as it was or given a modern twist. Arcelor Mittal is the world’s largest steel producer, with annual achievable production capacity of approximately 114 million tonnes of crude steel. Born in Sadulpur, Rajasthan; Lakshmi Niwas Mittal is an Indian steel magnate, based in the United Kingdom. He is the chairman and CEO of Arcelor Mittal, the world’s largest steelmaking company. In 2005, Forbes ranked Mittal as the third-richest person in the world and become first Indian to be ranked in top ten Forbes list. In 2007, Mittal was considered to be the richest Asian person in Europe.
Notre-Dame de Paris, also called Notre-Dame Cathedral, cathedral church in Paris, France. It is the most famous of the Gothic cathedrals of the Middle Ages and is distinguished for its size, antiquity, and architectural interest. One of the most notable monuments in Paris (and in all of Europe for that matter) is the Notre Dame Cathedral. This Catholic treasure is over 800 years old. It is located on a small island called the Ile de la Cite in the middle of the River Seine. The building of the cathedral was completed over the course of 200 years; it was started in 1163 during the reign of King Louis VII and was completed in 1345. As is the case with most notable historical monuments, The Notre dame Cathedral Paris has its own share of both the glorious and the tragic historical moments that will forever remain indelible in the mind of people everywhere. Among them is the crowning of Henry VI of England right inside the cathedral in 1431. The Cathedral was at one time in a stage of total disrepair and close to the point of being demolished, but was later saved by Napoleon who himself was crowned Emperor in 1804 inside the Cathedral. After restoring the Cathedral back to its formal beauty and in the midst of World War II, it was rumored that the German soldiers might destroy the newly installed stained glass. It was therefore removed and only reinstalled again after the war had ended. The steps were taken because of only one particular archeological glass window called the Rose window which is supposed to be the biggest glass window in the world produced in the 13th century. On the 7th of July 1456, Joan of Arc was declared innocent and a martyr. In 1909 she was beatified in the famous Notre Dame cathedral in Paris by Pope Pius X.