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 Post subject: Fire: Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:59 pm 
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From what I read so far, the building was undergoing renovations and the fire might be related to that.

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I've never been to France and would have loved to have seen it in person (before the fire).

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 Post subject: Re: Fire: Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris
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#NotreDame: 'The roof has entirely collapsed, there are flames coming out the back of the cathedral as if it was a torch'@charli, Journalist at France 24, at the scene of the fire.

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Sounds like it could be a near total loss.

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It is (or was) a sublime building. I hope the massive stone walls and windows survive. And the exterior carvings.

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I've heard that the central (?) spire has collapsed.

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I just heard mentioned in the live stream that the building was suffering from neglected/overdue maintenance.

They said the group that runs it estimated (in 2014)that the necessary renovations would cost around $150 million, and that those renovations must be made within the next 5-15 years. (That was 5 years ago).

They only had sufficient funds to spend about $2 million/yr towards those renovations.

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Kind of symbolic of the state of Europe. The traditions on which the continent was built, and which represent major chapters of Western Civilization, have been neglected, left to crumble into disrepair and burn . . . meanwhile. Brussels, Paris, Berlin . . . all busily frittering away time and resources on "important" projects . . .

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"some ppl did something".. again

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