It seems unlikely that the cathedral canve saved. It was at the epicentre of the earthquake that occurred in a previously unknown fault like just 10kms underground (they are more usually 100km below the earth’s surface).
A new temporary cathedral (a church really) has been erected a couple of blocks away. It is structurally sported by cardboard rolls which are only visible on the inside, the A-form exterior comprising corrugated plastic sheeting – no so pretty on the outside, but a lot nicer within, but consequently exceptionally hot in summer. I am told there are windows that open at each end for ventilation but they were not open today – chancel sauna anyone?
Cathedrals and cardboard