: Notre Dame on fire


wonderings
Apr 15th, 2019, 02:54 PM
Not sure what caused it, but it is crazy to watch and see. Hopefully they are able to get it all under control and salvage this amazing building

https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/notre-dame-fire/index.html

eMacMan
Apr 15th, 2019, 03:01 PM
Not sure what caused it, but it is crazy to watch and see. Hopefully they are able to get it all under control and salvage this amazing building

https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/notre-dame-fire/index.html

Hate to see that. Also hate to see twitter feeds being passed off as news reporting.

wonderings
Apr 15th, 2019, 03:05 PM
Hate to see that. Also hate to see twitter feeds being passed off as news reporting.

The only thing I look at from those twitter feeds posted on CNN is the videos. I do not use twitter myself, but have watched some videos used for certain events. A time like this gives you different perspectives and views much faster then any news organization can. But yes, not using it as a news source, just a video streaming service really.

I wonder what caused the fire. Looks like work on the roof was going on, could it be as simple as a worker not putting out a cigarette properly?

Dr.G.
Apr 15th, 2019, 03:34 PM
Watching CNN now. Unreal!! How sad to see such a structure going up in flames.

FeXL
Apr 15th, 2019, 05:09 PM
Further:

Notre Dame Roof Collapses (http://ace.mu.nu/archives/380871.php)

Spire Completely Collapses (http://ace.mu.nu/archives/380873.php)

New Thread (http://ace.mu.nu/archives/380874.php)

Does Paris not have firefighting boats that could just pump water up from the Seine?

I mean... it's right there.

FeXL
Apr 15th, 2019, 07:58 PM
And one more:

Notre Dame Update: Firefighters Are Not Sure They Can Save the Cathedral; The Left Bell Tower Is Still Aflame; Fears Grow that the Ropes Holding the Massive Bells Will Fail and the Bells Will Smash Through the Remaining Wooden Supports (http://ace.mu.nu/archives/380876.php)

"Some good news: All the works of art have been saved. The treasures of the cathedral are intact, the crown of thorns, the saints sacrements."

wonderings
Apr 16th, 2019, 09:04 AM
Looks like the stone structure and art have all been saved and fire is finally out.

I am really curious about the cause, with no facts I think it will turn out to be someone being negligent on the construction crew.

FeXL
Apr 16th, 2019, 09:46 AM
Further:

Why Couldnít Firefighters Douse The Flames Of Notre Dame Cathedral? (https://www.dailycaller.com/2019/04/15/firefighters-notre-dame-cathedral/)

The roof and spire of Notre Dame were all but doomed to burn once flames began to spread, possibly begun by a renovation accident, because of a Gothic engineering technique used to waterproof the top of the cathedral by placing a lead sheet roof over a wooden truss structure on top of the groin vault that served as the ceiling of the cathedralís nave, according to Ted Henderson, who has a background in medieval architecture and archaeology.

eMacMan
Apr 16th, 2019, 09:57 AM
Further:

Why Couldnít Firefighters Douse The Flames Of Notre Dame Cathedral? (https://www.dailycaller.com/2019/04/15/firefighters-notre-dame-cathedral/)

Good find. Thanks

wonderings
Apr 16th, 2019, 10:06 AM
Further:

Why Couldnít Firefighters Douse The Flames Of Notre Dame Cathedral? (https://www.dailycaller.com/2019/04/15/firefighters-notre-dame-cathedral/)

very interesting link!

Talk about dry wood, I cannot imagine how quickly that would go up being that old and that protected from the elements for so long.

FeXL
Apr 17th, 2019, 11:25 AM
Among others I've read/heard about.

Billionaire Pledges $113 Million to Rebuild Notre Dame (http://ace.mu.nu/archives/380890.php)

FranÁois-Henri Pinault -- chairman and CEO of Kering, the French-based luxury group behind Gucci, Balenciaga, Yves Saint Laurent and other world-renowned brands--has pledged over $110 million towards the rebuilding of the Notre Dame cathedral.

Pinault, who is married to actress Salma Hayek, said in a statement that he plans to pay through his familyís investment firm, Artemis, for any work that needs to be done following Mondayís catastrophic fire, according to AFP.

wonderings
Apr 17th, 2019, 11:41 AM
Among others I've read/heard about.

Billionaire Pledges $113 Million to Rebuild Notre Dame (http://ace.mu.nu/archives/380890.php)

Some deep pockets out there. I read elsewhere that in total there was around $339 million pledged. Not sure if that is Euros or dollars, either way that is a lot of money.

wonderings
Apr 17th, 2019, 12:43 PM
And now Apple has pledged to help with the rebuild. Does not say how much.

https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/17/tech/apple-notre-dame-donation/index.html

FeXL
Apr 19th, 2019, 09:56 AM
Craftsmen built Notre Dame eight centuries ago. Now it may be up to robots to save it. (https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2019/04/16/craftsmen-built-notre-dame-eight-centuries-ago-now-it-may-be-up-robots-save-it/)

As the first images of charred wreckage inside the Notre Dame cathedral appeared online Tuesday, engineers around the world said one observation was already clear: to return the ancient structure to its glorious past, builders probably will turn to cutting-edge technology that many associate with the future.

Even before engineers had been able to access the deepest corners of the still smoldering structure, design experts, preservationists and engineers were already contemplating which modern technologies might be brought to bear to restore one of Europeís most iconic structures to its fabled past.