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Notre Dame Cathedral is Burning T_T

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https://www.cbsnews.com/news/notre-dame-cathedral-fire-today-2019-04-15/

 

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The historic Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris has caught fire, police said Monday. A collection of dramatic videos and photos spread through social media showing the roof and spire of the nearly 900-year-old cathedral engulfed in flames and massive amounts of smoke billowing up from its roof.

 

I can't believe how upset I am by this.

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Oh nooooo, the spire just collapsed through the roof.

 

https://twitter.com/patrickgaley/status/1117848909877895171

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It seems it has something to do with renovations that are being carried out, something went wrong.

Police doesn't assume arson but an accident.

 

It is horrible, this is a historical monument.

I hope the firefighters will be able to save the Notre Dame!

 

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Firefighters are trying to save art.

No injuries or casualties as far as we know.

The fire dpt. fears that they won't be able to save the Notre Dame :down:

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They're repeating that there were no deaths.  If I had to guess, it's after hours and there weren't any tourists inside.  

 

As for rebuilding.... the roof is gone, the entire interior is gutted, and the fire could make the stone structurally unsound.  This is awful on an epic scale. 

 

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I visited Notre Dame in 2007, back in school, and our guide told us, that people of Paris think of Notre Dame as some kind of protector, "Our Lady" so to speak.

 

People left the cathedral at around 18:00, shortly before the fire started.

 

I think she lived up to her name.

 

Heartbreaking. She was one of the monuments that sparked my interest in Gothic architecture.

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