Notre Dame cathedral on fire

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  1. TFXProtector

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    -_- sad watching world history burn to ashes, lost in time.
     
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    this a great tragedy. thankfully no one was killed but it still hurts seeing a piece of history that has survived numerous wars over the centuries being burned away. all that history/culture gone.
     
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    Found this on the long term planning on the restoration of the cathedral.

    Thread by @_theek_: "The fire department in Paris followed a protocol: Save the people, save the art, save the altar, save what furniture you can, then focus on […]"

    It makes a good point about the cathedral being damaged quite recently (historicaly speaking) and the oak beams for the spite being quite new. It took 60 years to repair the damage from the last tragedy, so I'm pretty sure they can rebuild in a much shorter time given modern technology.
     
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    2 centuries to build, 63 minutes to be destroyed.
    looks like the project manager of the renovation may get sued.
     
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    Makes me very sad and angry.
     
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    What a terrible thing to happen to such a beautiful and venerable landmark of France.

    I hope the repairs/restoration will be as careful and faithful as possible (and maybe non-flammable).
     
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    Kind of eerie how this happened just a few days before Easter. Still, tragic nonetheless. :( 
     
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    They say the artists and researchers who helped with/worked on Assassins Creed games may actually be able to help with the restoration because their in-game was work was so painstaking and accurate, it's basically a "3-D" digital replica of the real thing, so sounds like it's not quite the disaster it could've been. (Nothing short of a miracle.)
     
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    I know Politics is a No-Go topic on this thread, but only a Mucking Foron would think "dumping water" would work, but then again the same guy thinks Forest Fires can be prevented with Raking...

    850 years of WORLD History, and a Religious landmark all gone with a spark. The miracle is how much of the cathedral survived.
     
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    Dumping water on it would have caused it to totally collapse.
     
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    Exactly! Think of what kind of damage to the surrounding area it would have caused as well. Not to mention the crowds gathered a block away would have been slapped with the pyroclastic cloud of ash and debris, or worse.
     
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    ... not worth firing up the outrage machine over what were essentially well-intentioned comments, however buffoonish.

    Of course if he is serious about being helpful, he could put his money where his mouth is, like Selma Hayek's husband who has pledged €100 million, or another billionaire who has pledged €200 million.

    ... If only I could be so generous!
     
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    Speaking of, did you know Selma Hayek played Esmeralda in the 1997 movie adaptation "The Hunchback"?
     
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    ... interesting connection.
     
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    I'm sure they are not going to have trouble raising funds for the repair/rebuild. The challenge will more be in managing the project - how they want to do it, how true to the original vs. making changes for the sake of safety / fire resistance, etc.
     
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    Apparently a really important mosque, the third most holy in Jerusalem, also caught on fire the same day. Bad day for historical structures
     
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    Even worse fuel for the raging Hate fire that's already burning around the world. Holy Week, and the uncanny connection of Passover on Friday leading straight to Easter Sunday, and religious sites everywhere catch fire.. there's a fine line between an accident and Conspiracy. and the dangerous reality that so many people will be foolish enough to believe the theories before there's a shred of proof.
     
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    You mean most of it?
     
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    One interesting, but sort of sad thing I read was that there's already questions of where wood would need to be sourced to rebuild the roof, as there aren't any oak trees that size alive in France anymore. Sort of drove home just how old this church was.

    I just hope they do a better job 'restoring' the church than the last two major attempts.