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    https://twitter.com/areinaud/status/...353067521?s=19

    Hope it stays standing. Sounds like the organ and one Rose window may be ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigPiney View Post
    https://twitter.com/areinaud/status/...353067521?s=19

    Hope it stays standing. Sounds like the organ and one Rose window may be ok.
    Absolutely incredible to see the inside with really only water damage other than the gigantic hole in the roof. This will hopefully be a good excuse to finally shut the whole thing down and renovate it completely.

    I also heard they took the statues around the spire down off the roof just last week as part of the normal work being done. Very glad they were saved.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moliere View Post
    Absolutely incredible to see the inside with really only water damage other than the gigantic hole in the roof. This will hopefully be a good excuse to finally shut the whole thing down and renovate it completely.

    I also heard they took the statues around the spire down off the roof just last week as part of the normal work being done. Very glad they were saved.
    Was pleased to see that over 600 million has been pledged in the first day - but if they want it as fancy as a Las Vegas Casino - it's going to need at least 3 billion.

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    Rolling Stone Mag ventures out into the political realm again... too soon?

    'Nonsense': Rolling Stone Magazine Ripped For Sharing This Take on the Notre Dame Fire

    Can there be a take about the Notre Dame fire other than being in somber reverence for the magnificent and meaningful structure? Yes, apparently, courtesy of Rolling Stone magazine. On Tuesday, the outlet published some nonsense about how the cathedral was an eyesore anyway and was actually a symbol of oppression for many French citizens.
    But for some people in France, Notre Dame has also served as a deep-seated symbol of resentment, a monument to a deeply flawed institution and an idealized Christian European France that arguably never existed in the first place. “The building was so overburdened with meaning that its burning feels like an act of liberation,” says Patricio del Real, an architecture historian at Harvard University. If nothing else, the cathedral has been viewed by some as a stodgy reminder of “the old city — the embodiment of the Paris of stone and faith — just as the Eiffel Tower exemplifies the Paris of modernity, joie de vivre and change,” Michael Kimmelmann wrote for the New York Times. (Rolling Stone)
    Another historian quoted in the piece, the University of Toronto's John Harwood, says it would be a mistake to view the building as little more than a Paris tourist attraction, according to Rolling Stone.

    “It’s literally a political monument," he said. "All cathedrals are.”

    https://townhall.com/tipsheet/cortne...-fire-n2544919

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    Interesting that a magazine would make a counterpoint to a very popular opinion. Never seen that before. I wonder if it will help them get more clicks.

    I will add that it is interesting (in a non sarcastic way) to see French people mourn the loss of the building by singing catholic songs/hymns. There are so few believing Catholics in that city and even less practicing Catholics. I’ve probably been to mass more than most of them.
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