Historic Notre-Dame cathedral on fire

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    Thank Andrew Carnegie
     
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    in the United States we had three black churches burned down, feces and graffiti is something different we had thousands of those. Thanks right-wingers and Nazis.



    Notre Dame is the most beautiful Gothic cathedral in the world and the first amazingly... And considering the way the fire looked, it was very lucky miraculous one might say. Most beautiful light thin flying buttresses ever. I'm surprised they didn't force the walls in once the weight of the roof was gone....
     
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    Bigger thanks really go to Carnegie's partner, Henry Clay Frick. Frick's willingness to speak Truth to Power and his defeat of Big Labor in Homestead allowed structural steel to be produced at a price where it became preferable to masonry construction.

    Getting rid of Big Labor allowed new innovations to manufacture steel in the quantities needed for construction.
     
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    For some impressive Gothic, the German cathedrals are worth a visit. In particular, Cologne, which suffered considerable bomb damage during WW2.

    Regarding restoration.

    HASN’T NOTRE DAME SUFFERED ENOUGH?

    France is to invite architects from around the world to submit their designs for a new spire to sit atop a renovated Notre-Dame cathedral.

    Prime Minister Edouard Philippe told reporters they hoped for “a new spire that is adapted to the techniques and the challenges of our era”.

    The heart sinks. Can you imagine the modernist monstrosity which will rise on the Île de la Cité? Some funky architect with PR skills and no sense of space, history or respect will probably put a rocket ship up there. The French won’t mind. For all their bluster this week about the loss, they’re modernist vandals at heart. Any bunch who can defile the glorious Louvre Palace courtyard with a glass pyramid is capable of anything. A sensible people would restore the Gothic grace and architecture. But we’re not talking sensible people here. These are politicians and bureaucrats. They’re the most dangerous people. They want to be known for something.

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    Cologne is amazing but I believe was built over the course of 700 years lol. Those spires are amazing if you stand as close as you can and look up at them, they appear to be columns that reach infinity LOL. I don't mind the glass pyramid so much, they needed it or something to organize all the tourists...I think they should use metal to rebuild the roof and perhaps the spire, which may have been a bit of a nineteenth-century overreach.... But there will certainly be enough people watching what they do LOL...
     
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    The roof of the Cologne Cathedral is made of IRON. In 1860 the masterbuilder threw traditional wood out the window, and made the Cathedral roof the 2nd largest Iron Structure in the world. It's pretty safe from fire.
     
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    The Cologne Cathedral should be fortunate that it had the iron roof. The traditional wood might not have let the building survive WWII when it took several attacks
     
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