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Re: Notre Dame Cathedral

Post by Lance » Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:52 pm

A story here concerning the timbers in the construction of Notre Dame.
A stone outer shell with a timber core.

A "forest" of wooden latticework inside Notre Dame Cathedral fueled the fire that consumed the iconic church.

https://www.cnn.com/style/article/nortr ... index.html
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Re: Notre Dame Cathedral

Post by Engel » Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:29 pm

Lance wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:52 pm
A story here concerning the timbers in the construction of Notre Dame.
A stone outer shell with a timber core.

A "forest" of wooden latticework inside Notre Dame Cathedral fueled the fire that consumed the iconic church.

https://www.cnn.com/style/article/nortr ... index.html
After reading that there is no way they will be able to restore it to its former glory with similar timber, probably use CCA treated pine.

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Re: Notre Dame Cathedral

Post by Lance » Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:51 pm

Yes, that's always going to be an issue with restoration of any old building, let alone a building 800 years old.
They can't possibly recreate the building with anything close to authenticity.
The craftsmen who originally constructed the Cathedral used methods no one would be capable of today, not to mention the materials used.
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Re: Notre Dame Cathedral

Post by Gerry M » Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:57 pm

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Re: Notre Dame Cathedral

Post by Frank & Brenda » Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:13 pm

I think I saw it as a kid, did visit Paris but I was about 5 or 6 and as I can hardly recall what I had for dinner last night, 58yo memory is more tgan lacking
It's sad to see such an old building destroyed unfortunately the artworks in the building will never be the same

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Re: Notre Dame Cathedral

Post by Old Techo » Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:46 pm

On the news this morning they talked about the 10 year restoration plan that they were only 2 years into.

They mentioned all of the various fund raising activities to assist this work.

They made a point of saying that the Catholic Church had contributed nothing.
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Re: Notre Dame Cathedral

Post by Gerry M » Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:57 pm

Old Techo wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:46 pm
On the news this morning they talked about the 10 year restoration plan that they were only 2 years into.

They mentioned all of the various fund raising activities to assist this work.

They made a point of saying that the Catholic Church had contributed nothing.
When we visited the Sistine Chapel, we were told that the Japanese paid for its restoration.

The fire may have been caused by someone using a grinder and underestimating the flamability of dust.
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