• Notre Dame Cathedral on fire in Paris
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https://twitter.com/ccasacub/status/1117836234045321216 https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-47941794
Holy cow. Thats not good.
Last year, the Catholic Church in France launched an urgent appeal for funds to save the cathedral, which was starting to crumble. Doesn't look like there's much left to save from that video
So how long until statements such as "it's just too damage, we have to tear it down"
Here's a live feed https://twitter.com/Prettyspazz/status/1117840055161303041
If they have to demo it I hope they try to rebuild a replica
Please be salvageable, for the love of all that is holy.
Holy shit I was expecting an overblown thing about a small fire. That's not a small fire at all. I hope they can get it under control. What a tragedy it would be to lose such a historic building.
Im walking there rn, i probably wont get any good footage. City is chaotic, police and firemen rushing everywhere
dont bother, no need for even more people to gawk and get in the way
Holy fuck, I hope they put it out fast. You think some Helitack runs could help get it under control faster?
It's absolutely unreal to think we could be seeing something this historic and significant being destroyed in our lifetimes. This is the sort of building you imagine outliving you by 100s if not 1000s of years. Hope they save it before it's too late.
Never liked that Claude Frollo guy, too fond of his fireplace. Coping jokes aside, here is hoping it can be salvaged; IIRC it is a gothic cathedral and therefore is more stone than wood, but still, this is very worrysome. I got to see it when I went to Paris 2 years ago, yet didn't get to see the interior. Guess that won't happen in the future when I revisit said city.
maybe not good for the building generally to drop such amount of water from so high up, water is kinda heavy.
https://twitter.com/business/status/1117847218659004416 I'm pretty close to crying, not even gonna lie.
How in the world did it even end up on fire? The article doesn't appear to say.
I read on Wikipedia that the roof is made of lead? Whether that has been replaced over time or not, that smoke is probably not great to be breathing
The main cross pillar just collapsed.
History is burning away in front of us and we're just watching helplessly.
This is honestly fucking tear inducing. A building of so much archetype legend and significance getting screwed over like this. If this was some sort of a religion motivated attack then sincerely fuck you. This is almost the equivalent of the Roman Coliseum getting blown up or the Mona Lisa getting sliced up with a knife.
This is utterly tragic
And by the sound of things the firefighters are doing little to actually fight the fire from what i'm hearing from a news livestream of it. They're just letting it burn, why?
I hope it won't burn down completely and can be salvaged, but I fear the worst.
Oh fucking hell no
From what I have been hearing, many of the artifacts and religious items have been moved to a different area because of renovations, part of me is holding hope for that. So much will have been lost otherwise.
In cases like this it'd probably be more dangerous for firefighters to attack the flames as opposed to letting it burn out. Getting access to a burning roof that high up is definitely not going to be easy or safe. At the end of the day, even if it's an enormously significant historic building it's still just stone and wood. That's not worth more than human life in my book at least.
Wow that video is heart wrenching
The interior is kinda dull compared to other cathedrals, not as impressive as its exterior.
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