- Jan 28, 2011
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I am so sad to hear that this iconic church is burning in Paris today. This church is awe inspiring to see and learn about and is an icon of Europe.
For sure that they exist, come to look on Slovakia.Very Sad. Yes, they will rebuild and I expect a fund will be set up for contributions.
I heard that it took 5,000 oak trees to build the roof and beams. That was in the 12th century so I doubt any oak trees like that exist anymore.
Amazing really. Sure there’s lots of damage but I had expected much worse when I saw the pictures last night.So if anyone's interested, you can see here that the damages are well contained at the roof itself :
Разбитое сердце Парижа
Inside it's not great but except in two points the ceiling hold so there's not much damages underneath. All the main stain glass are intact, the few that were lost are XIXth century copies. The organ is safe, most of the art pieces are safe, most of the relics are safe (except the 3 that were at the top of the spire).
Picture via twitter :
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Yes. There was a lot of tension between the Church and the government regarding the upkeep of the place. Now, it's likely to be sorted out really quickly.Tragic in many ways, but it may be a blessing in disguise in the long run. There was a need for a lot of money to keep the building fabric intact. They may get that money now.