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#1 » by Tec (β1073) » April 16th, 2019, 7:11 am

As picked live on CNN, the Notre-dame iconic Cathedral in Paris France has been razed down by fire. Fire fighters came to the rescue but serious damage has been done to the tower.
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What happened: A massive blaze at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris devastated large parts of the 850-year-old church. While the fire is now under control, the cathedral's iconic spire fell during the hours it took to battle the blaze.


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About the cathedral: Built in the 13th century, the medieval structure is considered a feat of architecture as much as a religious symbol. It is one of Paris' most popular attractions, drawing an estimated 13 million visitors a year.

Macron: 'We will rebuild': Speaking from the scene, French President Emmanuel Macron described the fire as a "terrible tragedy," but added the "worst had been avoided," promising Parisians that they will "rebuild this cathedral together."
About the cathedral: Built in the 13th century, the medieval structure is considered a feat of architecture as much as a religious symbol. It is one of Paris' most popular attractions, drawing an estimated 13 million visitors a year.

Investigation begins
The Paris Prosecutor’s office tells CNN that investigators have started to hear testimonies from construction workers working on the site.

Parts of the 850-year-old cathedral had been under renovation, but it is as yet unclear whether the upgrade work has a connection to the blaze, which began early Monday evening.

Paris mourns as Notre Dame smolders
Throughout the city, crowds of residents and tourists hugged one another as the fire raged on Monday evening, some singing hymns.

Others packed the banks of the Seine across from the Gothic masterpiece, hoping against hope that some 400 firefighters could prevent further damage. Still others held their heads in their hands, unable to watch.

While the magnificent edifice with its towers, spire, flying buttresses and stained glass draws tourists, art and architecture buffs from around the world, for generations of Catholics it has also been a place of pilgrimage and prayer.

"This can't be happening, it's breaking my heart," one woman muttered.

"Not Notre Dame. Not Notre Dame."

More at >> CNN.com


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#2 » by AK Horsfall Premium (β37635) » April 16th, 2019, 7:19 am

The pictures I saw were horrifying
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#3 » by AK Horsfall Premium (β37635) » April 16th, 2019, 7:20 am

More photos from the scene
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#4 » by eMade (f) Premium (β34381) » April 16th, 2019, 7:25 am

Wooah! But I think no lives were lost.

Property can be rebuilt. In fact, Macron has already said they'll rebuild. :excited:
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#5 » by Tec (β1073) » April 16th, 2019, 7:40 am



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#6 » by AK Horsfall Premium (β37635) » April 16th, 2019, 7:48 am

This building was completed in 1345.
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#7 » by Tec (β1073) » April 16th, 2019, 7:56 am

AK Horsfall wrote:This building was completed in 1345.
:shkd: :shkd:
Can they rebuild it exactly? Those colored crystals :thnk:
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#8 » by NiceGuy (m) (β1294) » April 16th, 2019, 8:29 am

Tec wrote:
AK Horsfall wrote:This building was completed in 1345.
:shkd: :shkd:
Can they rebuild it exactly? Those colored crystals :thnk:

This is 2019. They'll build a better one. :mrgreen:
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#9 » by AK Horsfall Premium (β37635) » April 16th, 2019, 8:59 am

NiceGuy wrote:
Tec wrote:
AK Horsfall wrote:This building was completed in 1345.
:shkd: :shkd:
Can they rebuild it exactly? Those colored crystals :thnk:

This is 2019. They'll build a better one. :mrgreen:


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#10 » by eMade (f) Premium (β34381) » April 16th, 2019, 10:30 am

Of course they will. :good:
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