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Notre-Dame cathedral burning,
« on: April 15, 2019, 08:17:23 PM »
Notre-Dame cathedral: Firefighters tackle blaze in Paris

The main part is gone and there are reports of fire in one of the two towers  :'(
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Re: Notre-Dame cathedral burning,
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2019, 08:44:20 PM »
If religions were TV channels atheism is turning the TV off.
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Re: Notre-Dame cathedral burning,
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2019, 08:48:16 PM »
Sad... Still haven't heard what started it.

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Re: Notre-Dame cathedral burning,
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2019, 08:55:35 PM »
Sad... Still haven't heard what started it.

No detail. Presumption is that it is something to do with the restoration work being carried out. But at this point that is simple speculation.
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Re: Notre-Dame cathedral burning,
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2019, 09:03:34 PM »
One of the towers is now visible on fire.
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Re: Notre-Dame cathedral burning,
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2019, 09:37:18 PM »
Saw this on the news. :'(
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Re: Notre-Dame cathedral burning,
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2019, 09:39:48 PM »
I climbed to the top in 1987.  Paris won’t be the same without it.  Hope the walls survive.

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Re: Notre-Dame cathedral burning,
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2019, 09:42:23 PM »
I climbed to the top in 1987.  Paris won’t be the same without it.  Hope the walls survive.

It will be rebuilt.
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Re: Notre-Dame cathedral burning,
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2019, 10:00:02 PM »
I climbed to the top in 1987.  Paris won’t be the same without it.  Hope the walls survive.

It will be rebuilt.

Hope you are correct, but what a project!

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Re: Notre-Dame cathedral burning,
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2019, 12:51:35 AM »
Wow! That's a tragedy.

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Re: Notre-Dame cathedral burning,
« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2019, 06:13:36 AM »
I climbed to the top in 1987.  Paris won’t be the same without it.  Hope the walls survive.

It will be rebuilt.

Hope you are correct, but what a project!

Macron has committed France to rebuilding it. Apparently a lot of the historic artefacts had been removed due to the renovation. The basic structure appears to have survived.  The wooden structures holding the bells remained intact. 
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Re: Notre-Dame cathedral burning,
« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2019, 06:15:24 AM »
One fireman was badly injured other than that there were no casualties.
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Re: Notre-Dame cathedral burning,
« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2019, 04:41:52 PM »
https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/16/business/francois-henri-pinault-bernard-arnault-notre-dame-donation/index.html

French billionaires pledge to support the rebuilding.  $450,000,000 pledged so far.  May take $700,000,000 to rebuild.

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Re: Notre-Dame cathedral burning,
« Reply #13 on: April 16, 2019, 06:17:39 PM »
Over $800,000,000 now. Corporations are fighting over giving money.
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Re: Notre-Dame cathedral burning,
« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2019, 06:29:38 PM »
Yeah...they're not going to have a problem rebuilding the cathedral.
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