'Terrible' fire breaks out at Paris's Notre Dame Cathedral

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'Terrible' fire breaks out at Paris's Notre Dame Cathedral

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Postby FlyingPenguin » Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:38 pm

'Everything is burning': Famed Notre Dame cathedral ablaze in Paris; towers may be saved

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Re: 'Terrible' fire breaks out at Paris's Notre Dame Cathedral

Postby darcy » Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:18 pm

So very awful,, :(
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Re: 'Terrible' fire breaks out at Paris's Notre Dame Cathedral

Postby FlyingPenguin » Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:25 pm

Amazingly it looks like the nave (central part of the church) survived in surprisingly good condition. Early reports say the organ survived and a lot of the artwork in the side chambers.

Keep in mind the roof of the nave is stone and then above that was a wood timber roof frame. The roof frame burned, but the stone roof over the nave protected most of the church until the central spire collapsed. Even so, only certain sections of the nave roof collapsed, and the fire didn't seem to burn in the nave. The pews are even intact.

Sure, there's fire damage and water damage, but it could have been so much worse.

Because of the barrier between the burning roof timbers and the stone nave roof, there was time for some pretty damn brave people to move a lot of the artwork out of the nave.

This is a UNESCO world heritage site, and they announced today that any talk of a "modernized look" reconstruction is off limits. The cathedral will be rebuilt to it's original look. Fortunately this is one of the most well documented historical sites in the world.

Here's some video of the inside of the nave after the fire, and below that a good 12 minute tour of Notre Dame, so you can compare:



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Re: 'Terrible' fire breaks out at Paris's Notre Dame Cathedral

Postby psypher » Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:24 pm

FlyingPenguin wrote:This is a UNESCO world heritage site, and they announced today that any talk of a "modernized look" reconstruction is off limits. The cathedral will be rebuilt to it's original look. Fortunately this is one of the most well documented historical sites in the world.


It's a shame the professor who 3D scanned the entire place isn't around to see just how important his work ends up being.
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Postby FlyingPenguin » Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:40 pm

How French firefighters used drones to tackle the Notre Dame blaze
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Re: 'Terrible' fire breaks out at Paris's Notre Dame Cathedral

Postby FlyingPenguin » Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:03 pm

How centuries of priceless treasures were saved at Notre Dame
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Meet the Robot Firefighter That Battled the Notre Dame Blaze
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