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Fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by HanSenSE, Apr 15, 2019.

  1. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    I heard a report that a lot of artifacts had been removed due to the renovation. It's a small consolation. They are also trying to salvage some of the art in the back of the cathedral. On the BFM coverage in France they were saying they were trying to protect the rose windows, but that is probably going to be a lost cause. It's still not contained.
  2. Scout

    Scout Well-Known Member

    Unavailable for comment

  3. Regan MacNeil

    Regan MacNeil Well-Known Member

  4. DanielSimpsonDay

    DanielSimpsonDay Well-Known Member

    This makes me sad. Paris has such a wonderful blend of modernity and history.
  5. Deskgrunt50

    Deskgrunt50 Well-Known Member

    Heartbreaking. Such an incredible place. Gone.
  6. Neutral Corner

    Neutral Corner Well-Known Member

    Never got to see it. Never will.

  7. terrier

    terrier Well-Known Member

    I played St. Vincent's "Fire in Paris" this afternoon. Burn me in hell.
  8. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Sound as if the next 90 minutes are the key if they are going to save the structure.
  9. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    I just don’t understand firefighting; seems to me a city the size of Paris could assemble enough resources to put a fire of any magnitude out.

    This echoes my thoughts on California wildfires too.
  10. Pilot

    Pilot Well-Known Member

    Seems like some time in the last 100 years they'd have wired in a fire suppression system.*

    *I don't know a damn thing about fires, fighting fires, 1,000-year-old cathedrals, fire suppression systems, installing anything in old buildings or Paris.
  11. Della9250

    Della9250 Well-Known Member

  12. britwrit

    britwrit Well-Known Member

    Translation: "Everything that could've burned, burned. We saved the granite."
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