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Michael Penn
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https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/15/world/europe/notre-dame-p ictures.html



(Edited for subject update -- Tim)


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Wilson Mui
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Posted: 15 April 2019 at 2:14pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

What a tragedy.

Glad no one was injured.
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Shane Matlock
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Posted: 15 April 2019 at 2:24pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Watched a little coverage of this and had to turn it off. Heartbreaking to lose so much priceless and irreplaceable art and history. 
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Posted: 15 April 2019 at 2:37pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Art and history indeed. Tragic.
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Rick Senger
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Posted: 15 April 2019 at 2:45pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Paris is packed with world class destinations but ND is my very favorite place to visit in all of France and among my favorite places on the planet. I can't imagine how a construction accident could result in this degree of obliteration; the loss is incalculable.   So many questions and I'm sure there will be a major investigation.  Can only hope it will bring changes in how seminal cultural icons are monitored and protected, but the apparent devastation is beyond belief and a tragically high price to pay.
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Posted: 15 April 2019 at 2:54pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Meanwhile, checking local news I catch a segue from this to Tiger Woods.

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David Allen Perrin
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Posted: 15 April 2019 at 3:07pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

Just find quotes from Dolt 45 on this subject and try...TRY...not to laugh/cry.
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Stéphane Garrelie
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Posted: 15 April 2019 at 3:16pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

The two towers and the structure as a whole are now saved.
But the fight against the fire will probably last all night.
So far only one fire fighter was gravely hurt. One too much, but more could have been.
The framework of the roof, that was from the XIIIe century is lost.
The Viollet-le-Duc arrow, from the XIXe century is destroyed. (a first arrow existed between 1220-1230 and 1786, but the current one was from the restauration that followed the publication of the Victor Hugo novel)



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Doug Centers
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Posted: 15 April 2019 at 3:35pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

Terrible news!
Those flying buttress' are iconic.
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Didier Yvon Paul Fayolle
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I am truly devastated by this tragedy. There are so much
Artistic works. We don't know yet the extend of the
damages, but they are obviously going to be huge !
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Posted: 15 April 2019 at 9:56pm | IP Logged | 11 post reply

Heartbreaking. 
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Apparently they saved one of the thorns they had from the actual Jesus's crown...(ahem)
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