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Re: Notre Dame on fire

So, when will they start claiming that it was done by muslim extremists?

Or was it remainers?

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Old 16.04.2019, 08:26
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They will rebuild it - sounds like job creation!
They will definitely rebuild it...

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French billionaire gives €100m to rebuild Notre-Dame
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Old 16.04.2019, 08:39
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So, when will they start claiming that it was done by muslim extremists?

Or was it remainers?

Tom
They are also linking ( suggested ) the yellow vesters with this
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Old 16.04.2019, 08:43
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Re: Notre Dame on fire

They can rebuild it but it won't be the same. The original timbers from oak trees probably alive over a thousand years ago. The work carried out by medieval craftsman using the technology of the time. That's what makes these buildings so special.
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Re: Notre Dame on fire

You'd have though some kind of omnipotent, omnipresent supernatural being might have been able to prevent such a disaster...
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Old 16.04.2019, 08:45
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They can rebuild it but it won't be the same. The original timbers from oak trees probably alive over a thousand years ago. The work carried out by medieval craftsman using the technology of the time. That's what makes these buildings so special.

These cathedrals are constantly rebuilt and rejigged over time. They take decades and centuries to construct. The spire is from c19 I believe. Also generally speaking (I hope in this case as well) the most precious valuables are not kept on site, replicas are left instead. The stained glass is of course on site and irreplaceable. It will be rebuilt but it will cost a fortune. The walls should be OK. Quasimodo must be turning halfway in his grave.
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Old 16.04.2019, 08:50
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These cathedrals are constantly rebuilt and rejigged over time. They take decades and centuries to construct. The spire is from c19 I believe. Also generally speaking (I hope in this case as well) the most precious valuables are not kept on site, replicas are left instead. The stained glass is of course on site and irreplaceable. It will be rebuilt but it will cost a fortune. The walls should be OK. Quasimodo must be turning halfway in his grave.

Most of the stained glass was already replaced after an earlier fire....
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Re: Notre Dame on fire

Stabilise the shell, maintain it as a ruined monument, use the 100 million Euros to build a hostel, clinic, chapel and school for refugee families.

Why waste money building a Disneyland facsimile? The ruins of Coventry cathedral and the Parthenon still attract visitors, if that's the big concern.
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They can rebuild it but it won't be the same. The original timbers from oak trees probably alive over a thousand years ago. The work carried out by medieval craftsman using the technology of the time. That's what makes these buildings so special.
The stonework can probably be done pretty much exactly as it was originally (Most such buildings have stonemasons constantly replacing damaged stonework, and it's probably very well documented).

Interior wood panels, and the organ will probably be well documented.

But the timberwork is probably less well documented and it won't be slow growth oak they'll be using to rebuild it.

There are still people with these skills, but very few of them. Even using modern techniques to get the raw materials to rough form, I wonder if France has enough such craftsmen to cover the needs of this one project?
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The stonework can probably be done pretty much exactly as it was originally (Most such buildings have stonemasons constantly replacing damaged stonework, and it's probably very well documented).

Interior wood panels, and the organ will probably be well documented.

But the timberwork is probably less well documented and it won't be slow growth oak they'll be using to rebuild it.

There are still people with these skills, but very few of them. Even using modern techniques to get the raw materials to rough form, I wonder if France has enough such craftsmen to cover the needs of this one project?

Why not pull the thing down and build something new that is also meant to last for 1000 years?
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Old 16.04.2019, 08:57
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A rich french family has said to donate 100 million for the restauration.
Ha. The catholic church has billions to spare!
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Old 16.04.2019, 08:59
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Ha. The catholic church has billions to spare!
And for sure won´t open their wallet for this.....
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Why not pull the thing down and build something new that is also meant to last for 1000 years?
A nuclear station in the middle of Paris?
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Re: Notre Dame on fire

The beatles said it all.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0IgO0So2BU
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Why not pull the thing down and build something new that is also meant to last for 1000 years?
That project is already underway. It's called the United States of America.
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Re: Notre Dame on fire

What about building a shopping mall?
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Old 16.04.2019, 09:15
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What about building a shopping mall?
The parking round there is terrible.
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Old 16.04.2019, 09:22
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There are still people with these skills, but very few of them. Even using modern techniques to get the raw materials to rough form, I wonder if France has enough such craftsmen to cover the needs of this one project?
They will be able to pull experts from around the globe, not just from France. I imagine they'll have more of a problem keeping the numbers down.
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Old 16.04.2019, 09:24
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You'd have though some kind of omnipotent, omnipresent supernatural being might have been able to prevent such a disaster...
Dont twist this with a concealed Trump lob!
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Old 16.04.2019, 09:37
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Re: Notre Dame on fire

The company in charge of the restoration process can now officially file bankruptcy.
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