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    One of the most iconic architectural masterpieces is burning

    https://www.cnbc.com/2019/04/15/pari...e-reuters.html

    Current word is it was an accident. One can only hope, but man, what an accident...

    Architectural... forgive my rushed brain fart of a spelling.
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    Been watching that....what a shame.
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    Tragic. I really hate to see anything of historical significance go up like that.

    I fixed the typo for you.
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    Mon Dieu c'est terrible.

    So sad.

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    A great loss. What centuries of conflict, including two World Wars, left standing is reduced to embers in just hours.
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    If you have been putting off visiting Notre Dame Cathedral ...too late now

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    The cathedral of Notre Dame in St. Lo was severely damaged as a result of bombing in WWII and was rebuilt. Hopefully the same can be done for this cathedral.
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    That is a terrible shame to lose such an iconic component of history. I was watching the conflagration and was wondering what all the scaffolding was in the video. Then I find that they were performing "renovation". I think that they renovated it to a smoking hole in the ground.

    I marvel that in the last 100 of fire fighting lessons learned and knowledge of fire suppression gained that no one thought that maybe a building which incorporated over 50 acres of 800 year old timber just "might" deserve a system to guard against the events of today.
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    It took about 105 years to build. From the late 1100's to the early 1200's

    You guys know what I think.
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    Other cathedrals have been rebuilt. Vienna, Cologne... But still, what a loss.
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