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Notre Dame burning — CNN

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Here is an idea of the fuel for the fire. I image 850 year old wood would burn very quickly. You can see that the roof was all trusses under the roof and over the vaulted ceiling.
Yeah, once it got started, there is no way you could get enough water up there to put it out.
 

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St. John the Divine in NYC also had a fire today.
And this is not the first time the Notre Dame has been severely damaged. The stained glass windows are reproductions; they can be reproduced again. The statues around the spire were recently removed, and are safe. Things can be rebuilt. The spire that fell was built as recently as 1860 in a remodel that was very controversial at the time. A church is always more than its structure.
 

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Such an emotional loss.

Ironically when I clicked on the CNN clip, the intro advertisement was a Farmer’s Insurance “we’ve seen a thing or two” commercial.
 

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St. John the Divine in NYC also had a fire today.
And this is not the first time the Notre Dame has been severely damaged. The stained glass windows are reproductions; they can be reproduced again. The statues around the spire were recently removed, and are safe. Things can be rebuilt. The spire that fell was built as recently as 1860 in a remodel that was very controversial at the time. A church is always more than its structure.
That last reconstruction that rebuilt the spire took 25 years to complete. This isn't a simple rebuilding project where it will be back to its original glory in a couple years. While we do now have more modern methods of construction, but I always wonder if we could build the things today that they were able to build a century or centuries ago (ie Hoover Dam). I agree though that the church will rise again and it is greater than its structure.
 
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That last reconstruction that rebuilt the spire took 25 years to complete. This isn't a simple rebuilding project where it will be back to its original glory in a couple years. While we do now have more modern methods of construction, but I always wonder if we could build the things today that they were able to build a century or centuries ago (ie Hoover Dam). I agree though that the church will rise again and it is greater than its structure.
I've read that the Romans used a recipe for cement that is stronger/more resilient than we use now and the method of making it is unknown.
I'm sure we could build the Hoover dam again, and hopefully not lose as many lives doing it...

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They may want to use a different renovation company for the next rebuild.
And put their on-site employees on a "no-fly" list.
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