Notre dame cathedral fire

 
  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
sad news as we wake with the Notre dame cathedral burning in Paris. A lot of the building looks destroyed.

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  x31 Chief Commissioner

Location: gallifrey
firefighters trying to save the exterior and the front including the towers but the building looks very very burnt.
  Carnot Chief Commissioner

The damage is bad, but perhaps not as devastating as first thought.  I'll leave this right here:
  nswtrains Chief Commissioner

The damage is bad, but perhaps not as devastating as first thought.  I'll leave this right here:
Carnot
My wife and I were in Paris early November 2018 and viewed the exterior of Notre Dame but due to the large crowds decided to leave it to next time to go inside. Now its too late and the moral is don't miss an opportunity when it arises. But who would have thought such a terrible thing would happen to such an iconic building. My thoughts go out to all Parisians. Worlds most beautiful city.
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
I went inside Notre Dame in June 2012, and it was breathtaking. Whilst I was there, the choir began rehearsing, first unaccompanied, and then the organ joined in. I was spellbound; I just couldn't move, and had to sit down to soak up such an experience.
My eldest son and my daughter in law are in Paris as I write, and I will be joining them in July. They saw the blaze, and the reactions of the locals, and they reckon there's nobody unaffected.
  mikesyd Chief Commissioner

Location: Lurking
Donald was unaffected, just suggested that they should have used Water Bombers. Oh yeah, the force of the drop would have demolished the place, not to mention the 'collateral damage' if they missed the target.
  michaelgm Chief Commissioner

Donald was unaffected, just suggested that they should have used Water Bombers. Oh yeah, the force of the drop would have demolished the place, not to mention the 'collateral damage' if they missed the target.
mikesyd
Fortunately, the frog firemen didn't take any notice. Really remarkable that there appears to be only little damage to the stone work and is reasonably intact in that respect and did not collapse entirely. Based on pictures and this may vary, upon better examination.
Such a relief that Donald is not calling the shots on extinguishing extensive fires in heritage buildings. That his finger is only on the nuclear football,,,,
  x31 Chief Commissioner

Location: gallifrey
Fire Fighters have minimised the damage when considering the images coming from inside.  

Can it be rebuilt?
  Carnot Chief Commissioner

Fire Fighters have minimised the damage when considering the images coming from inside.  

Can it be rebuilt?
x31
No doubt it can be.
  lsrailfan Chief Commissioner

Location: Somewhere you're not
The French President has insisted that they will indeed rebuild it, and they will be setting up a fund to do so, quite a lot of the priceless artifacts were saved by quick thinking people, but there were some that were lost.
  mikesyd Chief Commissioner

Location: Lurking
The French President has insisted that they will indeed rebuild it, and they will be setting up a fund to do so, quite a lot of the priceless artifacts were saved by quick thinking people, but there were some that were lost.
lsrailfan
Lets hope that the Fund Manager doesn't skim off their usual 'fee' as they would in Australia.
  Donald Chief Commissioner

Location: Donald. Duck country.
Was Mal Turncoat aiming to head the fund in Australia?
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
Was Mal Turncoat aiming to head the fund in Australia?
"Donald"
Nah! Let's get Joe Hockey back to do it.
  Groundrelay Chief Commissioner

Location: Surrounded by Trolls!
Donald was unaffected, just suggested that they should have used Water Bombers. Oh yeah, the force of the drop would have demolished the place, not to mention the 'collateral damage' if they missed the target.
mikesyd
Yet again he needs to make it all about him. D_head!
  djf01 Chief Commissioner

If  Notre Dame Cathedral were in NSW (at say the SCG or old Showgrounds), the State Liberals would have knocked it down already because it dosn't meet modern safety standards.  This event proves them right.  /s
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  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Now there is talk about Australia donating money for the restoration of the church.  Why?

Have not yet seen the Vatican make announcements regarding funding?
  ANR Assistant Commissioner

The restoration team is under investigation now according to some news sites.

I think it should have been left alone... It might have been standing for another 800 years...

Now there is even more restoration needed....
  Transtopic Assistant Commissioner

The damage is bad, but perhaps not as devastating as first thought.  I'll leave this right here:
My wife and I were in Paris early November 2018 and viewed the exterior of Notre Dame but due to the large crowds decided to leave it to next time to go inside. Now its too late and the moral is don't miss an opportunity when it arises. But who would have thought such a terrible thing would happen to such an iconic building. My thoughts go out to all Parisians. Worlds most beautiful city.
nswtrains
My sentiments entirely.  I've been to Paris a couple of times and on both occasions decided to give the internal tour a miss because of the large queues and settled for a coffee in a nearby café instead.  If I ever I get to go there again, once the cathedral is restored, then I won't make the same mistake.
  Transtopic Assistant Commissioner

If  Notre Dame Cathedral were in NSW (at say the SCG or old Showgrounds), the State Liberals would have knocked it down already because it dosn't meet modern safety standards.  This event proves them right.  /s
djf01
Without wanting to trivialize this terrible catastrophe, there's an element of truth in that djf01.  Heritage is an anathema in the current Liberal doctrine.  The only thing they understand is economic rationalism.  The party has no soul, which is why I no longer vote for it.
  RTT_Rules Dr Beeching

Location: Dubai UAE
The restoration team is under investigation now according to some news sites.

I think it should have been left alone... It might have been standing for another 800 years...

Now there is even more restoration needed....
ANR
These structures are under permanent maintenance, you cannot just leave them. The building has previously undergone major restoration over the last 200 years, the Spire that collapses is only 150 years or so old as it was previously dismantled for repair from wind damage.
  lsrailfan Chief Commissioner

Location: Somewhere you're not
Some relatively good news tonight, if you can call it that about this disaster, it seems as though the iconic Bell Towers have survived intact, as well as the Cathedral's 18th century pipe organ, which boasts around 8,000 pipes, and some other treasure's as well.
  Lazarus Train Controller

Location: Missouri, USA
Now there is talk about Australia donating money for the restoration of the church.  Why?

Have not yet seen the Vatican make announcements regarding funding?
bevans
Exactly! I'm sure the Catholic church has several million hidden somewhere they can use to fix their building.


ANR The restoration team is under investigation now according to some news sites. I think it should have been left alone... It might have been standing for another 800 years... Now there is even more restoration needed....
ANR

Job security though Wink
  billybaxter Deputy Commissioner

Location: Bosnia Park, Fairfield
Notre Dame is owned by the French State, although the Catholic church does have exclusive rights to its use.  It has undergone several restaurations and renovations in its 850 year history, most notably after Victor Hugo's works drew attention to its dilapidated state.
  DirtyBallast Chief Commissioner

Location: I was here first. You're only visiting.
The western world wouldn't have batted an eyelid if it was a mosque.

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