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    Imagine being hired to renovate an 800+ year old cathedral and burning it down instead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bronconick View Post
    Imagine being hired to renovate an 800+ year old cathedral and burning it down instead.
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    This sucks

    I do find it ironic however that the building survives ~600 years being lit by candle light, but then burns down in modern times... Truly a loss... I'm amazed that a structure of that size/scope was built in the 1200's...
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    Reports are the emergency call said the fire started in the attic...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scarlet View Post
    It's the French. They'd aim for Notre Dame and hit the Arc de Triomphe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlagDUDE08 View Post
    Looks like French official Philippe Karsenty and Catholic League president Bill Donahue are also questioning the official narrative. Don't worry to those who are complaining about someone questioning it: They were cut off on, of all places, Fox Snooze.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    It's the French. They'd aim for Notre Dame and hit the Arc de Triomphe.
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    Thanks keep for the map link. And Joe, I only have BBC in SD but was able to catch a few minutes.

    But, the Beeb says that the know that they were able to save the walls for now, which is great news considering the support timbers were stabilized by the famous roof design.

    Also, theres just something about learning to just shut up and let the news show itself like the BBC did that we could use in our media. Less talking heads talking for the sake of talking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aparch View Post
    Thanks keep for the map link. And Joe, I only have BBC in SD but was able to catch a few minutes.

    But, the Beeb says that the know that they were able to save the walls for now, which is great news considering the support timbers were stabilized by the famous roof design.

    Also, theres just something about learning to just shut up and let the news show itself like the BBC did that we could use in our media. Less talking heads talking for the sake of talking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bronconick View Post

    This does give some optimism that it can be rebuilt. I would not call it restored. And seeing how long other churches have taken to be built, unless multiple billions are raised, this is going to take decades to rebuild.

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    Re: Notre Dame Cathedral is burning down...

    Didnít cologne have to rebuild the catherdral after the war?

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    No one's going to complain about introducing politics and racism into a thread about a tragedy? Guess that only applies to sports.

    When my mother told me the news that "Notre Dame is on fire" I wondered why a blaze in South Bend was national news. Oh...THAT Notre Dame...

    I'm watching the live news feed from France 24 and I've rarely heard so much grief and sadness in the reporter's voices. They usually suppress those emotions but not tonight.

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    No one's going to complain about introducing politics and racism into a thread about a tragedy? Guess that only applies to sports.

    When my mother told me the news that "Notre Dame is on fire" I wondered why a blaze in South Bend was national news. Oh...THAT Notre Dame...

    I'm watching the live news feed from France 24 and I've rarely heard so much grief and sadness in the reporter's voices. They usually suppress those emotions but not tonight.
    Do you blame them for being sad? Notre Dame is, by street coordination, the center of the city.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deutsche Gopher Fan View Post
    Didn’t cologne have to rebuild the catherdral after the war?
    From Wikipedia:

    The cathedral suffered fourteen hits by aerial bombs during World War II. Badly damaged, it nevertheless remained standing in an otherwise completely flattened city. The twin spires were an easily recognizable navigational landmark for Allied aircraft bombing.

    On March 6, 1945, an area West of the cathedral (Marzellenstrasse/Trankgasse) was the site of intense tank combat between American tanks of the 3rd Armored Division and a Panther Ausf. A of Panzer brigade 106 Feldherrnhalle. The Panther successfully knocked out a Sherman killing three men before it was destroyed by a T26E3 Pershing hours later. Footage of that battle survives. The destroyed Panther was later put on display at the base of the cathedral for the remainder of the war in Europe.[13]

    Repairs were completed in 1956.
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    Re: Notre Dame Cathedral is burning down...

    Ugh, ok no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlagDUDE08 View Post
    Do you blame them for being sad? Notre Dame is, by street coordination, the center of the city.
    No, I don't blame them. I think it's a commentary on how sad this is and a tremendous loss for the French people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ticapnews View Post
    No, I don't blame them. I think it's a commentary on how sad this is and a tremendous loss for the French people.
    Not only the French people, but Christianity as a whole. Especially during the atonement period of Holy Week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deutsche Gopher Fan View Post
    Ugh, ok no.
    No, you were right. There was significant damage and they did have to do a huge restoration.
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