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Massive Fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

Postby San Lumen » Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:31 am

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/04/15/paris-n ... uters.html

A substantial fire has ignited at the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris. Much of the roof appears to be in flames at this point and appears to be spreading. It is currently unknown how it started.

Its truly a tragic event for the world as it is one of Paris's most famous landmarks and one of the most iconic cathedrals in the world.

Your thoughts on this tragic event NSG?
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Postby Nanatsu no Tsuki » Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:32 am

Artistic and architectural wonder on fire. I hope they can save it but I’m afraid that what is lost is lost. I’m deeply saddened. Notre Dame is a treasure.
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Postby The Alma Mater » Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:33 am

Nanatsu no Tsuki wrote:Artistic and architectural wonder on fire. I hope they can save it but I’m afraid that what is lost is lost. I’m deeply saddened. Notre Dame is a treasure.


The roof and such are burning. Most of the structure is stone; so may well survive,
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Postby Platypus Bureaucracy » Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:33 am

It's a real shame. Let's hope there's something left to restore.
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Postby Nanatsu no Tsuki » Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:34 am

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Nanatsu no Tsuki wrote:Artistic and architectural wonder on fire. I hope they can save it but I’m afraid that what is lost is lost. I’m deeply saddened. Notre Dame is a treasure.


The roof and such are burning. Most of the structure is stone; so may well survive,


I’m concerned about the heat of the blaze. What it can damage. I hope they get it under control soon.
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Postby Upper Secundus » Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:35 am

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-47941794

They said it could have been caused by renovation work, nothing confirmed yet though.
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Postby Hammer Britannia » Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:36 am

It's sad to see such a monument burn, let's hope they're able to restore the structure.
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Postby Dresderstan » Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:41 am

It's sad to see such an iconic and beautiful structure that stood and lasted for ages burn up in flames. :(
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Postby Dogmeat » Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:43 am

Hammer Britannia wrote:It's sad to see such a monument burn, let's hope they're able to restore the structure.

It shouldn't be a problem provided the central steeple doesn't collapse. Even then it wouldn't be impossible to fix (Cathedrals have been restored after taking far worse damage), just much harder.

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Postby Nanatsu no Tsuki » Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:45 am

Dogmeat wrote:
Hammer Britannia wrote:It's sad to see such a monument burn, let's hope they're able to restore the structure.

It shouldn't be a problem provided the central steeple doesn't collapse. Even then it wouldn't be impossible to fix (Cathedrals have been restored after taking far worse damage), just much harder.


I hope there isn’t any accelerant among the restoration materials.
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Postby The blAAtschApen » Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:45 am

It's all those gargoyles, keeping the water away :(

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gargoyle
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Postby Hediacrana » Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:46 am

Sad news; hopefully the damage will be under control soon.

One consolation: this is a really major tourist attraction in a wealthy country, so a well-executed reconstruction is likely. Had it been a monument of similar scale and age in, say, Bangladesh, that would have been much less probable.

On a different note, now I want to watch that French musical again.
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Postby Vojelneit » Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:46 am

Genuinely saddened to see a pillar of my country's history and architectural genius go up in flames so violently. Props to the firemen that are on the spot working to preserve it. I'm quite confident that it'll be fully restored, but damn, these images are still hard to watch.
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Postby Scottish Socialists » Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:50 am

Watching live now, fire travelling up the spire, gutted.

EDIT: THE SPIRE HAS COLLAPSED, I REPEAT, THE SPIRE HAS COLLAPSED
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Postby Heloin » Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:51 am

The blAAtschApen wrote:It's all those gargoyles, keeping the water away :(

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gargoyle

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Postby Old Tyrannia » Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:52 am

Incredibly sad to think of such an iconic building being damaged, but hopefully they will be able to bring the fire under control and the damage will be repairable.
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Postby Farnhamia » Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:52 am

It would be nice if the news channels would forego their bloody bottom-of-the-screen crap and just let us see the pictures.
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Postby Astoriya » Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:53 am

Let's hope the damage is minimal...

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Postby The New California Republic » Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:54 am

I love architecture, and I'm always saddened when a treasure is ravaged by fires and other disasters. Sometimes in these cases it can actually have the positive effect of rallying people to reconstruct it, and it might counter the dithering over the maintenance of Notre Dame that has occurred in recent years.
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Postby Genivaria » Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:55 am

That's a fucking historical and cultural monument. :eek: :eek:
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Postby The New California Republic » Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:57 am

It looks like the fire is spreading over the full length of it. :(
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Postby Nanatsu no Tsuki » Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:58 am

The New California Republic wrote:It looks like the fire is spreading over the full length of it. :(


So it seems. :(
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Postby Andsed » Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:59 am

Shit. Such an amazing thing being lost is such a sad event. :(
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Postby Genivaria » Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:59 am

I just saw the spire collapse on the news, this is horrifying. :( :(
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