Notre Dame Cathedral is on fire! Watch

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Interesting the temporary scaffold is still standing after all these hours but the world trade centre collapsed in half the time.
How are they comparable?
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You just had to bring your political crap into this, didn’t you?
Because this is a political event, practiaclly everything is. The response of France and the rest of Europe will also be very telling.
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A sad destruction of a beautiful piece of gothic architecture; hopefully it can be restored
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Because this is a political event, practiaclly everything is. The response of France and the rest of Europe will also be very telling.
I’m guessing Grenfell was political too
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I’m guessing Grenfell was political too
It certainly was, it showed the lack of safety standards in buildings caused by poor landlords and a lack of government spending on better housing.
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Can't keep Quasimodo locked in the spire if there's no spire...
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there were concerns about the structure of the building before today's catastrophic events:

"Unfortunately, the architectural state of the cathedral is in very bad condition. This does not appear at first glance as the façade was restored in the nineties. However, below are a few examples of the urgent repairs needed :

the nearly 100 meter high spire and the 12 apostles that crown it have a large number of cracks and fissures that need an immediate restoration,
the aging stonework of all of the flying buttresses are causing problems for the stability of the whole building,
many pinnacles and gargoyles are in disrepair or have fallen down and
the lead framework of the stained glass windows is weakened.

The Ministry of Culture summarized all these needed repairs in a 2014 audit. The overall cost of the restoration of Notre-Dame de Paris is estimated to be around €150 million. This estimate includes both the base infrastructure as well as other architectural and cultural treasures. Ideally, these renovations need to be completed within the next 5 years, and at the latest within 15 years."

from http://www.notredamedeparis.fr/en/me...dame-de-paris/
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It certainly was, it showed the lack of safety standards in buildings caused by poor landlords and a lack of government spending on better housing.
So we agree grenfell is political, it became political after the fire and after an investigation, so what makes this event political.
We don’t even know what started the fire. Chill with the politics.
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So we agree grenfell is political, it became political after the fire and after an investigation, so what makes this event political.
We don’t even know what started the fire. Chill with the politics.
I never said we knew anything about who or what started the fire, just that this horiffic event mirrors the current state of Europe
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Quasimodo died huddled at the foot of Esmerelda's grave.
Not in the two Disney movies.
Don't ruin the fairytale!
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Apparently there have been a number of attacks on Churches across France in recent months, including St Sulpice and St Denis in Paris, so this is bound to spawn conspiracy theories.

Still we can trust the mainstream media to accurately report it, can't we?
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https://twitter.com/alex_fremont/sta...430593/photo/1

This picture really shows how fire-fighters are being hampered by the surrounding buildings.
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UPDATE:
Bad news: One firefighter has been seriously injured. Let's hope for a speedy recovery.
Good news: some of the structure can be saved! All is not lost!!!
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UPDATE:
Bad news: One firefighter has been seriously injured. Let's hope for a speedy recovery.
Good news: some of the structure can be saved! All is not lost!!!
Oh no! I hope the firefighter is ok!

I saw that on the guardian updates too. I hope it is true. Apparently efforts have been focused on saving the north tower and the artwork at the back of the cathedral. I hope this has worked.
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I was going to Paris at the start of May and it was on my list of places to see wow, France has been through hell in the last 5 years
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UPDATE:
Bad news: One firefighter has been seriously injured. Let's hope for a speedy recovery.
Good news: some of the structure can be saved! All is not lost!!!
I hope the cathedral gets rebuilt, bigger and better than before. This should be a start of a better France overall
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It's pretty admirable considering they were in the middle of a mass. I'll give them that
are u tryna be funny?
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are u tryna be funny?
What? No, evacuating a large number of people in such a dire circumstance is admirable. There was legitimately a service on at the time 🤦*♀️
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It seems the interior may not have been completely devastated. Amazing.

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It seems the interior may not have been completely devastated. Amazing.

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Exceptional work from the pompiers, no doubt.
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