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News (that doesn't deserve its own thread)

Discussion in 'Real Life Discussion' started by Taure, Aug 27, 2014.

  1. Oment

    Oment The Betrayer

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  3. Agayek

    Agayek Totally Sirius DLP Supporter

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    Jesus. Hope nobody gets hurt by all this mess.
     
  4. Nazgus

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    Jesus Christ. Was just in Paris. It's such a beautiful and historic landmark.

    I missed out on going inside and now might never have the chance. I hope they manage to put it out, but a full restoration seems far-fetched right now...
     
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    God damn.

    ...I would not want to be on one of the crews who was working on the renovation right now. That shit must be haunting.
     
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    That's a lot of history that's gone up in smoke. Fuck.
     
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    @Nazgus That kind of fire is apparently very hard to put out. It would be incredibly dangerous to use helicopters or planes, because the amount of water released would crush what's left of the cathedral. Given the crowds currently watching the fire, the risk of injury would be high.
    We're just watching it burn live on TV.
     
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    It looks like its gonna be gone like my Margaritaville stocks.
     
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    balin First Year DLP Supporter

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    According to the French Secretary of the Interior, no one has been injured so far. However, the fire is still spreading. One of the two main towers is in danger of catching fire.
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    400 firefighters are on site. Some are working to save the artwork on the ground floor.
     
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    Damn, I was in there yesterday. Only saw the news as I excited the tunnel. It's incredibly surreal.

    I'm sure the stone will survive, but those beautiful ceilings...
     
  11. Dagro

    Dagro Third Year

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    God damn yellow vests, this is too far!
     
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    Zombie John Waynes Teeth Prestige DLP Supporter

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    I didn't read the article, was it arson?
     
  13. balin

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    We don't know what caused the fire. The cathedral is undergoing some heavy maintenance works, it could be an accident.
     
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    Latest I heard was that the best guess was one of the rennovators accidentally left some oily rags too close to a welder.
     
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    A few years ago, I spent the summer in Paris. I saw Notre Dame every day on my way to and from my classes. I thought it lovely to walk by the Cathedral, and when I took a tour I thought it was beautiful, especially the view of Paris from the roof. It's just terrible that such a thing could happen to such an amazing place.
     
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    It sounds like the structure is intact and the fire being brought under control which is a good sign, but I think Notre Dame is predominately limestone. If it hit anywhere above about 900C, then there's a chance of structural damage and weakening of the stone itself. I'm sure they'll do a full structural assessment as soon as they can safely get in. Rebuilding's going to be a bitch regardless though.
     
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    It took 182 years to build it, so renovations will probably take a century or more.
     
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    I'm really glad I had a chance to visit it last month. What a damn shame.
     
  20. KHAAAAAAAN!!

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    I mean... 182 years with hand tools, ladders, roped scaffolds, and pulley systems. We have modern tech that can streamline gothic reproductions like nobody's business. The structural aspects could be rebuilt very quickly with a dedicated fully-funded effort.

    Reproducing the artistic work is a whole nother matter though. You can't just machine tool that stuff.

    I really hope current reports are accurate: the spire collapsed, and the central wooden roofing burned down, but they've managed to save the stone framework and a good deal of the interior art.
     
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