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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bob Banker Spanker View Post
    It is so sad a beautiful building can disappear so quickly.

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    This talk of the North tower collapsing is surely bollocks. It's made of stone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by simonp_ccfc View Post
    This talk of the North tower collapsing is surely bollocks. It's made of stone.
    The stone will not literally burn but the fire and the heat will destroy the integrity of the mortar binding it together and fire can make the stone brittle and then it can crumble. If the fire get a hold inside the tower it can very easily fall. Then again it could well stand, but nothing is certain.

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    Its so sad.
    Haven't seen much of the news over the past hour or so, but did that place have
    a sprinkler system?

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    I doubt it, but it would appear the fire may have started above the level they would have been at anyway.

    There is a live feed on BBC, and they are pouring water into the tower. I dread to think what damage it is doing. The vaults and the crypt hold some fantastic treasures..

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    awful news, such a wonderful iconic landmark destroyed.

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    Itíll be partially damaged but will be renovated to such a high spec that itíll be unnoticeable.

    Restoration people are insanely meticulous and will source the exact same material as the original, hiring the most skilled masons and carpenters the world has to offer.

    Itís a spectacular news story but nothing that canít be fixed with lots of time and money.

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    They should burn a few more Catholic churches down.
    The priesthood is full of child abusers.
    Perhaps it's Jesus venting his anger

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    I have' hunch ' it will be 'back ' and fixed in no time .

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    Quote Originally Posted by dandywarhol View Post
    They should burn a few more Catholic churches down.
    The priesthood is full of child abusers.
    Perhaps it's Jesus venting his anger
    WTF are you wittering on about?

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    Quote Originally Posted by life on mars View Post
    I have' hunch ' it will be 'back ' and fixed in no time .
    That was 'damn' funny

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    The Grenfell fridge geezer obviously ended up as caretaker

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    Quote Originally Posted by dandywarhol View Post
    They should burn a few more Catholic churches down.
    The priesthood is full of child abusers.
    Perhaps it's Jesus venting his anger
    I'm an atheist but, like most people, recognise the incredible architecture involved in the construction of religious buildings all round the world. On the other hand, there is the Taliban approach....

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    Terrible, but it will be rebuilt and restored and we wont even be able to tell the difference.
    This fire will be part of its incredible history.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dandywarhol View Post
    They should burn a few more Catholic churches down.
    The priesthood is full of child abusers.
    Perhaps it's Jesus venting his anger
    ISIS membership beckons

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToTaL ITK View Post
    Terrible, but it will be rebuilt and restored and we wont even be able to tell the difference.
    This fire will be part of its incredible history.
    How can new masonry, timberwork and artwork replace that which was centuries older? I can't see it being the same myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taunton Blue Genie View Post
    How can new masonry, timberwork and artwork replace that which was centuries older? I can't see it being the same myself.
    Itís a bit like Triggers broom he had for 15 yrs. 😂
    On a more serious note, the most wondrous thing for me about Notre Dame, as with many older iconic buildings all over the world, is how people over 800yrs ago, managed to build such stunning, high buildings with limited resources.
    Last edited by William Treseder; 16-04-19 at 06:44. Reason: Grammar

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    Quote Originally Posted by William Treseder View Post
    Itís a bit like Triggers broom he had for 15 yrs. 😂
    On a more serious note, the most wondrous thing for me about Notre Dame, as with many older iconic buildings all over the world, is how people over 800yrs ago, managed to build such stunning, high buildings with limited resources.
    Definitely a Ďturn the clock backí thing. Would be amazing to stand back and watch the workers of that time grafting away at such heights yet maintaining the intricacies and standards that have enabled such buildings to withstand everything for centuries.

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    Ken Follett (Cardiff author)'s most famous novel is Pillars Of The Earth, the construction of a cathedral in an English city in the 12th century. It's a good read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by life on mars View Post
    I have' hunch ' it will be 'back ' and fixed in no time .
    Quote Originally Posted by Wales-Bales View Post
    That was 'damn' funny
    Some people will have the hump over jokes this early.

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    Sorry but it was just a useless religeous building. I would have been more upset if a house in Wales had burned down and left a family homeless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad as a fish View Post
    Sorry but it was just a useless religeous building. I would have been more upset if a house in Wales had burned down and left a family homeless.
    Art, architecture, history and human creativity matter a lot to a great many people. Lost on others, obviously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dandywarhol View Post
    They should burn a few more Catholic churches down.
    The priesthood is full of child abusers.
    Perhaps it's Jesus venting his anger
    No need to stop at catholic churches. There are child abusers in power in all religious sects. While we're at it, we should burn down a few scout halls and football grounds for the same reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taunton Blue Genie View Post
    How can new masonry, timberwork and artwork replace that which was centuries older? I can't see it being the same myself.
    It works in a similar way as Trigger's sweeping brush.

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    Quote Originally Posted by William Treseder View Post
    It’s a bit like Triggers broom he had for 15 yrs. ��
    On a more serious note, the most wondrous thing for me about Notre Dame, as with many older iconic buildings all over the world, is how people over 800yrs ago, managed to build such stunning, high buildings with limited resources.
    Too quick for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by William Treseder View Post
    Itís a bit like Triggers broom he had for 15 yrs. 😂
    On a more serious note, the most wondrous thing for me about Notre Dame, as with many older iconic buildings all over the world, is how people over 800yrs ago, managed to build such stunning, high buildings with limited resources.
    Another thing that amazes me is that people of yesteryear built masterpieces, timescales lasting a hundred years or more, which they would never live long enough to see in all their splendour.

    Built to last and for the pleasure of future generations.

    Notre Dame will no doubt will be returned to its former glory, especially seeing the sums of money already donated. You just have to hope that future generations look after it better than ours!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad as a fish View Post
    Sorry but it was just a useless religeous building. I would have been more upset if a house in Wales had burned down and left a family homeless.
    it is owned by the french state, which is secular

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    It's a shame to see a fantastic building go up in smoke but it's not a tragedy

    The death of all those people in the Grenfell tower block fire ......that was a tragedy

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