Notre Dame Cathedral fire

What’s happening right now to the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris is heartbreakingly gut-wrenching. :sob:

Visited this wonderfully historic place 5 years ago and now it’s mostly gone.
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Ugh, agreed, this is terrible.

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First Brazil and now France…

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Right? And I can’t think of a more difficult place to put out a fire than a tall and airy cathedral.

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I agree. Now that they’ve contained the fire, I’m relieved to see that they were able to save more than I thought they would. The mayor of Paris said it wasn’t as bad as she had feared. I am amazed by the spirit of the people of Paris, the singing and togetherness. Sometimes, it takes a tragedy for people to come together.

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Can they use 3D cement to rebuild tower?? Huge win if they can rebuild

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Incredibly sad to hear this , especially after the fire in Brazil. I can’t help thinking pessimistically where the next fire that will destroy cultural heritage will be… Nothing has come out about the causes of the fire yet as far as I know , but I think if this is down to “human error” or a deliberate act of vandalism then it just makes me incredibly angry and disappointed in humanity