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Old 04-15-2019, 07:45 PM   #55259
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The stone is just the fašade and last time I looked was still standing. The actual internals of the building itself is as much as 850 year old timber. Think the Rome Colosseum or old temples. They look like they are still standing but it's just a shell.

Yes the building can be rebuilt (in theory) but the lost artwork, relics, and contents is another issue, lost to history.

Fortunately they had removed a lot of the statues from the spire as part of the renovation just last week.
All the carving in the wood, the stained glass, the artifacts and art, the tapestries, even all of the records would all burn like mad. The place was packed full of one of a kind stuff.





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100 year old wood frame? That is what I heard on the news at lunch. I don't know the history, but sounds like they built wood frame reinforce it or something? Anyone know the structural history? Sounds like it will smolder for days.
There may have been something that new in the spire but the whole place is lined in wood. There are solid oak beams more than 2' wide. All the walls are covered in 1" wood paneling. The stone walls 8' thick at the base. are You can not even imagine the grandeur of the place. Even the picture do not show how awe inspiring it is.
Depending on where the fire gets to it could smolder for years.
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Old 04-15-2019, 08:14 PM   #55261
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You can not even imagine the grandeur of the place. Even the picture do not show how awe inspiring it is.
Now it's just "Aww..."
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Now it's just "Aww..."

The exteriors is still the amazing part. So light and spindley for stone. And the rose windows, which... I don't know if they made it. And I think much of the vault was stone, so even something of a ceiling left. Maybe. Wood on top for the roof, which is where it caught. And the spire was a chimney, it never stood a chance.


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The exteriors is still the amazing part. So light and spindley for stone. And the rose windows, which... I don't know if they made it. And I think much of the vault was stone, so even something of a ceiling left. Maybe. Wood on top for the roof, which is where it caught. And the spire was a chimney, it never stood a chance.


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I posted that just before shutting down and leaving work. All the way home I beat myself up hoping to delete it before anyone noticed. Oh well. I'm an asshole.

It's a building. People fuck up. Nothing lasts forever. It's a damn shame but on the up side, no one died.
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Old 04-15-2019, 09:32 PM   #55264
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The exteriors is still the amazing part. So light and spindley for stone. And the rose windows, which... I don't know if they made it. And I think much of the vault was stone, so even something of a ceiling left. Maybe. Wood on top for the roof, which is where it caught. And the spire was a chimney, it never stood a chance.


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That is just it though. The stonework looks light and spindly but that is distance and optical illusion. The stone work even in the domes weight thousands of tons. Much of this weight was balanced or braced by all the wood. To much wood burns and the whole thing comes down. It would just take one arch to give way and all that cantilevered pressure is just going to self destruct.
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Man it's awful what happened to the Notre Dame Cathedral. A magnificent historical piece. Hopefully the can restore it to the best ability.
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That is just it though. The stonework looks light and spindly but that is distance and optical illusion. The stone work even in the domes weight thousands of tons. Much of this weight was balanced or braced by all the wood. To much wood burns and the whole thing comes down. It would just take one arch to give way and all that cantilevered pressure is just going to self destruct.

Well, yeah. It's heavy as heck. And it doesn't look it. That's hard. That's why it's such an amazing building.


Likely the only way to guarantee if falls is to dump planes-full of water on it...


Now, it just has more interesting history. We'll see if it re-opens. It'll be decades.


I hope the big rose windows made it though. They're under the vault and may stand a chance. Can't tell from any of the stuff released so far.
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The fire in Paris really sucks. Really awful.
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space-wise, B+. needs more lifts. and tools.
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