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Default Notre Dame de Paris on fire
by Sunhillow 04-15-2019, 06:01 PM

Looks really terrible, I hope the cathedral can be saved!
https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...ance-cathedral
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Old 04-15-2019, 06:18 PM   #2
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 Looks really terrible, I hope the cathedral can be saved!
https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...ance-cathedral
Judging by the size of the fire, the roof (wood) and interiors seem lost.
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Old 04-15-2019, 06:24 PM   #3
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Ce n'est qu'un bâtiment mais j'en suis trčs triste.
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Old 04-15-2019, 06:39 PM   #4
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Old 04-15-2019, 06:47 PM   #5
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Its a great disaster

The structure of the building can be rebuild, 16 statues had been removed from the site before for restauration.... but everything else is gone, all the artwork is gone.

And the fire is still ablaze and out of control, I really hope that the main facade will not collapse.
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The smoke now also comes from the front two towers.

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Old 04-15-2019, 07:20 PM   #7
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Damn.
That's also so unexpected - i've been there 8 years ago, and i remember wondering how they built such a roof *out of stone* back in 11th century.
Never realized there was anything combustible in there, much less to such an extent.
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Old 04-15-2019, 07:27 PM   #8
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A big loss. It was an impressive building and it will be hard to rebuild.
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 Damn.
That's also so unexpected - i've been there 8 years ago, and i remember wondering how they built such a roof *out of stone* back in 11th century.
Never realized there was anything combustible in there, much less to such an extent.

It was pretty much wooden on top, contrary to the much later Cologne Cathedral, which had more iron construction (but its roof still has wood below the copper)



The spire that collapsed was added again about 100 years ago, made of oak and covered with lead.
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Old 04-15-2019, 07:51 PM   #10
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Firefighters fear for the collapse of a belfry in the coming hour.
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Very sad and shocking!
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 Firefighters fear for the collapse of a belfry in the coming hour.

Yes, the few sights of it look bad, I really hope they can prevent the collapse, because if it collapses, the structural integrity of the whole tower will be compromised.
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 I really hope they can prevent the collapse, because if it collapses, the structural integrity of the whole tower will be compromised.
It seems like it will not go further. The structure seems preserved. The interior of the cathedral is, him, extremely damaged and the roof is no longer there, burned, for two thirds.

It will not be the first time that Notre Dame will have to be restored, not her first fire in history but ...
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Drone pictures:




This looks horrible.
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 This looks horrible.

Still, it could be worse - the vault still seems to be intact.
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