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Re: Notre Dame de Paris
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2019, 04:03:23 PM »

It's shocking, but remember that York Minster and Hampton Court burned in the 1980's, Windsor Castle in the 1990's and Cutty Sark in the 2000's. Dresden rebuilt the Frauenkirche. With such an iconic building of international importance, it will rebuilt but it may take decades.
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Re: Notre Dame de Paris
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2019, 07:59:07 AM »

Good reminder CK. I see that Euro 700 million has already been promised for the restoration. I'd be inclined to leave it to the Church of Rome to take responsibility if their insurance was not adequate.

A wonderful building lost for now but an amazing amount was saved. The worst aspect is giving Macron the opportunity to puff up. Maybe HQ in Rome won't be able to offer too much help, having no doubt made provisions of paralysing magnitude, to cover tens of thousands of pending claims for sexual abuse of children by RC Priests around the World.

Fortunately, Paris still has this :-

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sacr%C3%A9-C%C5%93ur%2C_Paris
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Re: Notre Dame de Paris
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2019, 02:18:47 PM »

A few interesting points I think: first, Macron has said ND will be restored to a 'more beautiful state' in 5 years.   Hmmmm. Most pundits agree with CK that it will take decades.  Also no assessment has yet been made so it is far to early to make predictions like this.  Secondly, ND belongs to The French Government and not the church - RC or otherwise, so whereas Rome may well be intensely interested, the Vatican can't really interfere.
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Re: Notre Dame de Paris
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2019, 03:33:16 PM »

Hector - ''ND belongs to The French Government''.

I stand corrected - thanks for that  :-\
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Re: Notre Dame de Paris
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2019, 05:00:24 PM »

That's very interesting Hector. Are some historic buildings effectively uninsurable and therefore effectively underwritten by the state, or is this something unique to Paris/ France?

There are not enough stonemasons to be able to rebuild in five years; they need to quarry the stone as well!
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