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    Looks like it's going to be a total loss. Building is completely engulfed and the roof has collapsed. Fire fighters having no luck against the fire.
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    This is so sad. It says construction was going on.....wonder if a torch started it? Can't imagine being THAT guy.

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    The President tweeted indicating that fire is bad and it needs to be put out. Only if the Parisians had gotten the message quicker they wouldn't have stood around looking at the pretty flames.

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    It is a message from God to PSG, telling them to get their damn act together to win the Ligue Un title.

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    How terrible! Hope that it can be contained and that something can be saved and that no lives are lost.

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    There's some hope that the stone portions (i.e. most of it) will survive. They restored many large churches in France (and elsewhere) that were damaged by World War 2 bombing.

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    Tragic. Architecture is Catholicism's only redeeming quality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarpedon View Post
    There's some hope that the stone portions (i.e. most of it) will survive. They restored many large churches in France (and elsewhere) that were damaged by World War 2 bombing.
    Maybe, but those are some massive and intense flames that are likely to cause major damage to countless carvings in that stonework and could be hot enough to make the stone parts structurally unsound.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy Higgins View Post
    The President tweeted indicating that fire is bad and it needs to be put out. Only if the Parisians had gotten the message quicker they wouldn't have stood around looking at the pretty flames.
    Who better to advise about a fire than a flaming asshole?

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    I imagine the stained glass windows are a complete loss.

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