Notre Dame Cathedral on fire

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  1. ^woody^

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    It's certainly a way of propping up the pontiff and his cronies, and perhaps will help with the legal bills and compo claims for the boys and girls.

    And a great diversion from the yellow vest protests to boot. Vive la France, Vive le Vatican. :cautious:
     
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    I wonder how big the tender document would be for the rebuild :eek:
     
  4. Funny how a video game could help with the restoration, strange old world.
     
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    Restoration to the Notre Dame Cathedral is to take five years and needs Hundreds of workers to complete the task ,

    How about we postpone Brexit and freedom of movement in the EU for the next five years, then we can send over all our unemployed work force to help carry out the task
     
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    stonemasons, medieval wood-carvers, and lead-roofers.

    All the remaining fruit-pickers, hospital doctors, audioligists, radiographers and care assistants are needed here to fill in for the Europeans who've left.
     
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    It seems the cause may have been an Italian tourist who lit a candle in the Cathedral......

    A Roman candle.
     
  8. I'm sure we'll be offering our extensive renovation experts and resources to this, and quite rightly so. This is a dreadful "loss" for the French.

    Mind you as a snark, they weren't arsed about it during the revolution :whistle:
     
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    They'll be lucky. That was AIUI a figure plucked out of the air by Macron, and I don't think he is an expert in restoring burnt out mediƦval cathedrals...

    If they do decide to rebuild the roof to replicate what was there before (and I hope they at least consider radical alternatives) then a figure I heard was 30 years just to source all the wood. But again I don't know how much expertise was involved in it.
     
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  11. Hmm, tricky one. It's a UNESCO world heritage site, rightly so, not sure what implications that has???
     
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    What is the point of replicating the building with centuries old methods and materials?

    Those parts won't be 850 years old any more will they?
     
  13. It's called sympathetic restoration, the idea is to preserve as much of its story .
     
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    Isn't that my point? It will be a new story.
     
  15. No, it should be a continuous story, it's a bit like restoring a racing car and knocking all it's dents out, that loses its story.
     
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    yes, they concentrated on stopping it spreading to the bell towers, the bells are about 30tons each, that crashing down at 200 feet, could of finished of the structure.
     
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    No it isn't. It's Trigger's broom.
     
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