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    its all well and good to get all emotive about a structure that is 800 yo, but at the same time show little reguard for ones on our land said to be 40000 yo
    go figure.
    Not talking so much of people on this site but public figures, media and people that wont be named
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    Quote Originally Posted by bblaze View Post
    its all well and good to get all emotive about a structure that is 800 yo, but at the same time show little reguard for ones on our land said to be 40000 yo
    go figure.
    Not talking so much of people on this site but public figures, media and people that wont be named
    cheers
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    That's a story for another day.
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    Gucci and Louis Vuitton have pledged millions to rebuild. Probably more to do with the tourist dollar than any thing else.
    Iím pretty sure the dinosaurs died out when they stopped gathering food and started having meetings to discuss gathering food

    A bookshop is one of the only pieces of evidence we have that people are still thinking

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    Being a government owned building, surely there'd be insurance cover!

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    Apparently it was being restored and a lot of valuable stuff had just been taken to storage.
    It's an amazing building.
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    The 12th century design innovation that saved the building from complete destruction.

    The medieval design innovation that helped save Notre Dame from total destruction - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
    Iím pretty sure the dinosaurs died out when they stopped gathering food and started having meetings to discuss gathering food

    A bookshop is one of the only pieces of evidence we have that people are still thinking

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    I hope the present day engineers can match the skills of those 800 years ago. Apparently the design of the stone work is what saved most of the cathedral.
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    They say 850 years old but it was actually a mix of several additions and crude restorations, the most extensive from only the 1800s. So the question would be to what era do you restore it to? Much like restoring an old landie really.

    I read that the amount of timber used is simply not available today. I would say they will install a steel roof which will not be visible from inside with the stone ceilings anyway. That and few modern touches in keeping with the present day era.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cjc_td5 View Post
    They say 850 years old but it was actually a mix of several additions and crude restorations, the most extensive from only the 1800s. So the question would be to what era do you restore it to? Much like restoring an old landie really.

    I read that the amount of timber used is simply not available today. I would say they will install a steel roof which will not be visible from inside with the stone ceilings anyway. That and few modern touches in keeping with the present day era.
    There was a story in the Whole Earth Epilogue (yeah showing my age here) about the oak beams in the dining hall at Oxford uni going 'beetly' as they do. 400 years old and quite massive, but going rotten.

    Oak that size was made of unobtainium in the 1970's.

    A chance conversation with one of the uni ground staff revealed that an oak plantation had been created on the university estate at the same time as the building of the hall, in anticipation of this event.

    His comment was something like 'we wuz wondering when you'd be needing them'. The purpose of the plantation had been passed down by word of mouth all that time.

    I could quote this story straight from the catalogue but all my books are in boxes atm.

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    one eyewitness says he's not sure who started the fire... but he has a hunch.
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