Notre Dame de Paris is on fire. The roof has collapsed.


  • #94006

    Utesbyfive
    Ute Fan
    @utesbyfive

    I’m speechless. It looks like it will be unusable for the rest of our lifetimes, if it survives at all. The spire is down. It continues to burn.

  • #94007

    UtahFanSir
    Ute Fan
    @utahfansir

    We were headed there in September. I’m in shock. The rafters from the 13th century and 19th century, I think are burning. The structure may collapse. The building was undergoing renovation. Incredible shame.

    • #94008

      Utesbyfive
      Ute Fan
      @utesbyfive

      http://www.france24.com is saying that the ENTIRE frame will be gone. They’re trying to save art & artifacts. The piece of THE cross might be important.

  • #94010

    Tony
    Admin/Founder
    @admin

    Sad. I visited there a few years ago.

  • #94012
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    Brettski
    Ute Fan
    @brettski
    • #94017
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      Utesbyfive
      Ute Fan
      @utesbyfive

      The stone vault ceiling survived except for the center where the spire fell. Apparently all the Rose windows survived. It’s a lot less bad than I think most people expected. The timber frame is gone, and all the interior spaces where it was, will have to be rebuilt. There were approximately 21 hectares of timber used in its construction. It will be interesting to see what approach they take. Since these areas are not public, or even used spaces, they may just reframe it with steel. You never know.

      • #94018

        Brettski
        Ute Fan
        @brettski

        We are going to Paris this June and I was really looking forward to seeing Notre Dame.  Now I’ll probably just see it from across the river.  

        • #94020

          Utesbyfive
          Ute Fan
          @utesbyfive

          You should be able to get closer than that. However nobody’s going in there for a very very long time.

        • #94022

          Tony
          Admin/Founder
          @admin

          Close by is St Chapel. Must see. Incredible stained glass.

          • #94024
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            Brettski
            Ute Fan
            @brettski

            That is on our list to see as well! 

  • #94013

    Johnny80
    Ute Fan
    @johnny80

    My heart hurts. That place is beautiful. Have more that a few wonderful memories there.

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