Notre Dame Cathedral on fire in Paris

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Knavery, Apr 15, 2019.

  1. Knavery


    Feb 24, 2004
    Westminster, CO
    This is so sad. They started building that in the 12th century, and it was finally completed some 300 years later. It's been through a couple other restorations, but this fire... I don't know if there will be anything left.
  2. Standalone


    Jan 17, 2005
    New Haven
    Was just there six months ago today. :(
  3. I was there around 10 years ago. So sad.
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  4. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
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  5. Picton


    Aug 16, 2017
    Reading, MA
    Roof's gone.
  6. Speechless, I was there a few years ago and my wife and daughter were in Paris in Feb. What a shame :rollno:
  7. GregC

    GregC Questlove, Black Thought, Hamilton Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 19, 2007
    Terribly sad.:(
  8. kesslari

    kesslari Groovin' with the Fusion Cats Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
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    It's an amazing place. This is very sad. Amazing how a mostly-stone building can still be wrecked by fire.
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  9. JKos


    Oct 26, 2010
    Surprise, AZ
    Very sad.

    - John
  10. kobass

    kobass Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Outside Boston
    Was there on my honeymoon back in '98.

    Such a beautiful place-so sad...
  11. Axstar

    Axstar Inactive

    Jul 8, 2016
    Very sad, and at a very unfortunate time in the Christian calendar. I've visited Notre Dame, but I can't get my head around the scale of the destruction. All I can think is that Windsor Castle was rebuilt after a massive fire in the early '90s. These buildings can be restored where there is will and a way.
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  12. TinIndian

    TinIndian Supporting Member

    Jan 25, 2011
    Micco Florida
    That's what I hope to see happen. But it should be rebuilt using the same materials and construction techniques. I hope they were able to get the artwork out.
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  13. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol

    Not sure what to say about this. It's a horrible event.
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  14. Febs

    Febs Supporting Member

    May 7, 2007
    Philadelphia, PA
    I saw a report a short while ago that the art work and relics had been removed, but I can't find that report at the moment to verify whether it was from a trustworthy source. I hope it was.
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  15. hrodbert696

    hrodbert696 Moderator Staff Member

    There was a tweet saying that a priest had reported the artwork had mostly been saved. I haven't heard confirmation, however.

    The whole thing is a horrible tragedy. But yes, buildings can be rebuilt, and I'm thankful not to have heard of any fatalities resulting from the fire so far.
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  16. Bass V

    Bass V

    Dec 11, 2008
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    just hours ago before flying to Italy my bud was in one of the old hotels mere feet away sharing wonderful pics on facebook of the Cathedral's upper areas and to think it's all gone now is hard to fathom.
  17. geeza


    Mar 15, 2009
    Earth, but just barely.
    I'm not wearing pants
    This is heartbreakingly sad
  18. It will be rebuilt. Many ancient buildings have seen fires, bombings and are still there. Even if nothing happens time takes its toll and Notre Dame has been worked on in the 19th century. Some pieces of art however are los, presumably.
    What really sucks is that a fire during restoration works should *not* have happened.
  19. It's awful to even think about. I hope that there enough people around anymore who know the proper techniques to restore it.