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#284705 - 2019-04-15 21:56 Notre Dame
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Heartbroken for France for the devestating fire at such a treasured landmark.


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#284708 - 2019-04-15 22:36 Re: Notre Dame [Re: CMB Integrations - Bruce]
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Agreed.


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#284710 - 2019-04-16 01:57 Re: Notre Dame [Re: TKimages]
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Yes, it’s very sad. I used to live about a mile away and she did look stunning on the river. Unlike humpty dumpty, I’m sure they’ll put her back together again.


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#284713 - 2019-04-16 10:07 Re: Notre Dame [Re: Jeremy A-H]
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Heartbreaking, and I greatly feared for the structure itself before going to bed last night. Fortunately, in the cold light of day it seems the grand lady was spared the worst and there is hope she can be rebuilt.

It's sobering to think, though, that it took over 200 years to construct and that craftsmen would likely have spent their entire lives on the project. Also, if it takes 20-30 years to reconstruct, I might only just be in a fit state to visit once more in my lifetime, and I'm only in my 40s! I guess that's when the scale of these buildings really hits home.


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#284716 - 2019-04-16 11:14 Re: Notre Dame [Re: 3dit0r]
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Yes I'm 65 and my wife said we won't see it now. Never been inside.

I hope they come up with some creative way to restore it and not a slavish recreation. The fire is now part of its history and should be recognised as such.


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#284717 - 2019-04-16 11:44 Re: Notre Dame [Re: Neil H]
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It's sad, but at least no one lost their lives or (I think) was seriously injured. Also, lots of the structure -- including the spire -- were 19th Century. Still a loss, but not "original loss".

I hope they take their time with the restoration. When I visited La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, I was struck by the apparent impatience to get it finished, in stark contrast to Gaudi himself who dedicated his entire life to the project and doing everything to the best of his ability in the name, and to the glory, of God. Even though I'm an atheist, I appreciate the sentiment.

I also hope that they do what was done with the restoration of St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle after that fire: add something new on top of repairing the old.

I've not visited Notre Dame either; for some reason, I've never "done" Paris even though it's only a Eurostar away. I hope I will get to see it in restored glory sometime.


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#284718 - 2019-04-16 11:47 Re: Notre Dame [Re: Neil H]
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Honestly, although I weep for the lost craftsmanship, history and culture, I never personally liked the building as I find that particular gothic style dark and somewhat ugly. I've always been a bigger fan of Sacré Coeur, the building and its setting, but then I prefer St Paul's to Westminster Abbey also.

Funny, I was just saying over lunch that I hope they at least use modern techniques for the roof even if it's visual aspect is the same. Normally I'm all about traditional craftsmanship, but it makes zero sense to me to rebuild the roof structure from wood again if a better modern material exists which is lighter and more resilient to fire.


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#284719 - 2019-04-16 11:52 Re: Notre Dame [Re: VirusKiller]
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Originally Posted By VirusKiller
lots of the structure -- including the spire -- were 19th Century. Still a loss, but not "original loss".
Very true, and some of those additions were the ugliest of all and I imagine the spire likely did the most damage when collapsing - over 250 tons just in lead alone apparently. It could be an opportunity to undo some of these later additions and restore to a more original state.


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