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The Notre Dame on Fire

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I assume most of it is made of some pretty solid stonework. The roof isn't so much of a problem to lose since it can be replaced pretty easily. Its the other items and artwork inside that will be irreplaceable - hopefully they managed to save some of it. 

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4 minutes ago, GenBr said:

I assume most of it is made of some pretty solid stonework. The roof isn't so much of a problem to lose since it can be replaced pretty easily. Its the other items and artwork inside that will be irreplaceable - hopefully they managed to save some of it. 

The architecture is Gothic. It's not just a question of replacing roof beams. The tension and compression of the way the roof is held up - flying buttresses, ribbed vaulting etc - means that the walls could be irreparably damaged by the absence of the roof.

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2 minutes ago, AndyinLiverpool said:

The architecture is Gothic. It's not just a question of replacing roof beams. The tension and compression of the way the roof is held up - flying buttresses, ribbed vaulting etc - means that the walls could be irreparably damaged by the absence of the roof.

It's not Grenfell though is it? 

No one is dying, and I'd imagine funds to rebuild will be willingly made available.

Sad, but not tragic.

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3 minutes ago, reveldevil said:

It's not Grenfell though is it? 

No one is dying, and I'd imagine funds to rebuild will be willingly made available.

Sad, but not tragic.

Indeed. But there may be very little to rebuild with if the walls collapse or have to be demolished.

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41 minutes ago, AndyinLiverpool said:

Indeed. But there may be very little to rebuild with if the walls collapse or have to be demolished.

But it will still be rebuilt, no matter what the damage or cost, because of it's historical importance.

 

 

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5 minutes ago, reveldevil said:

But it will still be rebuilt, no matter what the damage or cost, because of it's historical importance.

 

 

I suspect the French, who have a bit more elan than to simply copy what was there before, might put something new in its place.

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2 minutes ago, AndyinLiverpool said:

I suspect the French, who have a bit more elan than to simply copy what was there before, might put something new in its place.

You have more faith than me then in modern politicians.

They'll rebuild the first 15 stories as a multi faith place of worship with the obligatory art gallery, bistros and visitor centre, the next 15 as hotel rooms, and the final 30 stories as a mix of commercial space and high end apartments for the sponsors of the project!

Come dine at Paris's newest restaurant, on the 60th floor of the new Qatari towers de Notre Dame.

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45 minutes ago, reveldevil said:

You have more faith than me then in modern politicians.

They'll rebuild the first 15 stories as a multi faith place of worship with the obligatory art gallery, bistros and visitor centre, the next 15 as hotel rooms, and the final 30 stories as a mix of commercial space and high end apartments for the sponsors of the project!

Come dine at Paris's newest restaurant, on the 60th floor of the new Qatari towers de Notre Dame.

It must be sad to be so cynical.

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This is terrible.

The cause is likely to have been lead welding, and once the fire caught hold of the timber structure it will have spread through the void above the vaults. Some of the vaulting has even collapsed. The water from the hoses will have done tremendous damage too.

 

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10 hours ago, AndyinLiverpool said:

I suspect the French, who have a bit more elan than to simply copy what was there before, might put something new in its place.

If it's a Le Corbusier inspired post modernist monstrosity, I'll burn the ducker down myself.

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