Notre Dame de Paris is BURNING!!

Discussion in 'General' started by Sabre699, Apr 15, 2019.

  1. Sabre699

    Sabre699 Wait...hold my beer.

    Papa can you see this? The spire just fell!
  2. rd400racer

    rd400racer Well-Known Member

    You got me by a second. But this is horrible
  3. ducnut

    ducnut Well-Known Member

    Who lit the fire? Inquiring minds want to know.
  4. Sabre699

    Sabre699 Wait...hold my beer.

    Just saw your're right...this SUX!!
  5. rd400racer

    rd400racer Well-Known Member

    So freaking sad

  6. Sabre699

    Sabre699 Wait...hold my beer.

  7. Alex_V

    Alex_V Dump the diesel

    They didn't think of a sprinkler system in the 13th century?
  8. Sprinky

    Sprinky Well-Known Member

    Not until the Mid 1800's, they built about 400 years too early

    I hate seeing these fires. So much irreplaceable history gone. :(
  9. Mongo

    Mongo Administrator

  10. Phl218

    Phl218 Lemme ask my wife

  11. 2blueYam

    2blueYam Track Day Addict

    I have been blessed enough to make it to several of the great Cathedrals in Europe, just not this one. It has been on my list of places to visit for a while. :(
  12. joec

    joec brace yourself

    Just incredible. Did as many cathedrals as possible when I've been overseas. Never made it there. Wow.
  13. ScottyRock155

    ScottyRock155 A T-Rex going RAWR!

    Wow, I just saw the spire fall on the news. I'm really glad I had a chance to see it a few years ago when I was there.
  14. fastedyamaha

    fastedyamaha Well-Known Member

    Saw it many many years ago on my honeymoon. Heartbreaking news to see irreplaceable history destroyed.
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  15. cpettit

    cpettit Well-Known Member

    I agree with all the sentiments above and the churches of europe are some of the most amazing buildings in the world but............

    Is it all original? Weren't many destroyed in WW1 and 2? If it has been rebuilt once can they not do it again? Not to marginalize the loss but really wonder how much of Europe's major cities are OG (with the obvious exceptions like Dresden and Prague).
  16. Rebel635

    Rebel635 Well-Known Member

    While it has been updated and renovated, Paris was never attacked during WW1 and partial reason for Frances surrender during WW2 was prevention of bombing of cities.

  17. Sprinky

    Sprinky Well-Known Member


    Looks like the French Revolution was the most damaging to it.
  18. dobr24

    dobr24 Well-Known Member

    Looks like it started at the roof level and a sprinkler system probably would not have been very effective. The size of that fire would definitely overpower sprinklers, sadly we protect floor area in our systems and they are not really designed to protect the roof. My guess is that a construction (renovation) worker started it seeing all the scaffolding.
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  19. ChemGuy

    ChemGuy Harden The F%@# Up!

    The roof, the roof, the roof is on fire....they aint got no water cause they all on strike...oh wait. Thats not how that song goes...

    Hope they can get it out before the whole roof structure collapses. That would be very bad.
  20. rd400racer

    rd400racer Well-Known Member

    Many of them were marked for bomber crews to avoid during WWII, such as Ulm Minster. I've visited most of these and they are spectacular. What a loss for world history.

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