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Old Yesterday, 05:40 PM
 
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Would you please stop applying your American mindset/values to rest of the world? Can you at least try doing that?


Whether *YOU* think it was appropriate or not the President of France did go to the scene of fire, and apparently thus far you're the only one with a problem. That alone should tell you something.

Most of the posters on this forum are Americans, therefore you are going to read a lot of post coming from an American perspective here.
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Old Yesterday, 05:46 PM
 
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The stone parts of the cathedral should be able to withstand the high temperatures of the fire. They can always rebuild it and make it look like the fire never happened, the Catholic Church has a ton of money.
I was just there a few weeks ago

The building is nothing, it's what was inside. 900 years of art and relics. The stained glass, paintings, the organ, even housed some graves
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Old Yesterday, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Northern Wisconsin
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Well I hope they rebuild the cathedral, it is one of the most beautiful church buildings when it comes to tours and attractions.
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Old Yesterday, 06:01 PM
 
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I was just there a few weeks ago

The building is nothing, it's what was inside. 900 years of art and relics. The stained glass, paintings, the organ, even housed some graves
Just as with Basilica St. Denis and countless other churches, convents, abbeys, and whatever Catholic church property Notre Dame was looted, desecrated, vandalized, and otherwise destroyed during French Revolution, and this includes various contents.


Much of what is seen today (or was until the fire) came as results of restoration work done after the Revolution. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Notre-...Modern_history


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Old Yesterday, 06:10 PM
 
Location: Central Connecticut
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So sad!
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Old Yesterday, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Youngstown, Oh.
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This is very sad, but from the pictures at this link, it doesn't look like a total loss:
https://www.thelocal.fr/20190416/par...ER06XLDVfB4Aso
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Old Yesterday, 06:27 PM
 
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Don't worry, it can be rebuilt. I wonder how much screaming the French citizenry is going to do as it's taken from their hide though.
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Old Yesterday, 06:47 PM
 
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This is very sad, but from the pictures at this link, it doesn't look like a total loss:
https://www.thelocal.fr/20190416/par...ER06XLDVfB4Aso


It isn't only the roof is gone, much if not all the structure seems to have escaped major damage.


They will have to work fast to get tarp or something covering what is left of roof (once things have cooled and investigation is competed or near obviously), otherwise the rains will get in and make things worse.
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Old Yesterday, 06:50 PM
 
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Don't worry, it can be rebuilt. I wonder how much screaming the French citizenry is going to do as it's taken from their hide though.

Though in many ways secular; France is still largely a Catholic country. To wit people were shocked at how strongly certain segments of French Catholic demographics came out against legalization of gay marriage several years ago.


Notre Dame isn't just about a church, but a national symbol/monument. That alone will squelch much of the noise against cost to rebuild.
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Old Yesterday, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Rathdrum, ID
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France 24 live broadcast just reported that the "fire is controlled". Not sure exactly what that means. Live pictures do not show any "glow" through the windows from inside.
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