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Miranda.T
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« on: April 16, 2019, 12:08:10 am »

Just to say my heartfelt sympathy to any French members here at the events today at Notre Dame. The world has lost a true treasure, although I sincerely hope it can, in time, be rebuilt.

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Hez
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« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2019, 05:01:25 am »

Heartbreaking
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Banfili
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« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2019, 06:11:30 am »

Horrible, horrible thing to happen. Glad it was after hours, though!
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Miranda.T
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« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2019, 11:00:27 am »

Watching the news this morning, it seems the stone structure has survived and most of the antiquities removed. It seems most of the roof and all of 'la flèche' was rebuilt back in the 19th century, so the thought is if it could be done then it can be now. I'm just wondering how much damage has been done to the stained glass windows.

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Miranda.
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« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2019, 01:06:40 pm »

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« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2019, 08:24:23 pm »

A tragedy, yes, but it looks like most of the stonework survived. They still need to look at damage to the limestone, especially that next to the wooden timber frame. At very high temperatures limestone will calcinate to form lime, so the stone can break down and pulverise.
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« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2019, 04:05:02 am »

It appears the great Rose Window and about 90% of the sculpture survived. They collected 600 million euros to rebuild in th first 24 hours, and President Macron thinks a 5 year effort will restore it. But there are no trees left in France that could replace the old roof beams.

Still a terrible tragedy, of course, but not as bad as it looked last night.





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« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2019, 06:05:33 am »

i actually cried hearing the news. as a art and history lover, my greatest sympathies.
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« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2019, 03:21:45 pm »

It is indeed not as bad as it looked it would be at the height of the blaze, but it will indeed be a Herculean effort to restore it, especially in the timescale indicated.

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Miranda.
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« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2019, 09:37:17 pm »

It appears the great Rose Window and about 90% of the sculpture survived. They collected 600 million euros to rebuild in th first 24 hours, and President Macron thinks a 5 year effort will restore it. But there are no trees left in France that could replace the old roof beams.

Still a terrible tragedy, of course, but not as bad as it looked last night.







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Banfili
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« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2019, 02:06:11 am »

During our 2009 bushfires here, there is a photograph of a fireman giving water to a koala - in our local area syndicated newspaper yesterday, there was a cartoon of a French fireman holding the hand of one of the gargoyles and giving it a drink of water. I thought it particularly moving!
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« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2019, 12:56:16 pm »

Ubisoft will be providing all the data they gathered on the cathedral for the purposes of recreating it in Assassin's Creed: Unity, along with a contribution of €500,000 towards a reconstruction. They also offer for a limited time Assassin's Creed: Unity for free on Uplay Store. (You get to keep it forever, but the offer is valid until I think 24th of April)
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« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2019, 02:03:41 pm »

I found out about this fire on Twitter yesterday. Devastating news. I've admired Notre Dame most of my life.
I saw some photos where someone had sent a drone over to take pictures after the fire was put out. Most of the roof is caved in. From what I see from the photos, the exterior should be able to be restored. I hope it can.
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« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2019, 07:22:55 pm »

The outer part of the roof collapsed indeed, with the lead plating melting and dripping down onto the arches.

The only part of the arches that is damaged is where the spire collapsed.

The flying buttresses and mostly undamaged arches prevented the walls from collapsing.

I predict the restoration will take 10-15 yrs.
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