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15-04-2019, 18:52   #46
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Catastrophic. It is like watching a bulldozer tear down Stonehenge. Or a child splattering paint all over the Mona Lisa. Has anything so priceless ever been destroyed by fire before?
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15-04-2019, 18:52   #47
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Awful!
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15-04-2019, 18:52   #48
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Ara will ye all f off with politics.
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Events like this show how bad RTE is to react. News on now but nothing about it.

Edit. News ended and no mention in headlines recap.
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Horrible. So much history with that building.
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Ara will ye all f off with politics.
I haven’t see any. French news says it was an accident.
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Imagine the anger if this turns out to be arson. I fear for France.
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Not so fast. If the stone work and structure remain intact, it should be possible to reconstruct it. Just look at the damage done to Cologne or Frankfurt cathedrals during World War 2. Notre Dame has the advantage that it’s not being subjected to exploding 500 pounder bombs.
There's no saving it from the fire is what I was implying. I think a lot of the construction is wooden too.
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Horrible. So much history with that building.
If those walls could talk.....
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Events like this show how bad RTE is to react. News on now but nothing about it.

Edit. News ended and no mention in headlines recap.
Ah c'mon, Sky News were slow getting to it, even France 24 had a panel discussing politics while CNN had live coverage.
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The spire has collapsed into the main body of the building - not good.
You'd wonder what could have caused such a devastating inferno. There was probably a lot of wood in there though.

Still hoping it was a blowtorch or some other accident and not something sinister.

Iconic building with so much history, and grand architecture, more or less gone now.
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sad news.

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15-04-2019, 18:58   #59
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It is very much an unfolding situation so not on all news outlets just yet. Hard to see how severe damage can be avoided
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Just to point out that Norwegian Black Metal legend Vrag Vikerens who went to prison for burning churches now lives in France...
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