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    Quote Originally Posted by Vt-Freeheel View Post
    Scaffolding is steel and still standing.
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    Damn shame, throwing away a perfectly good white boy like that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timberridge View Post
    "The cathedral is constructed primarily of limestone — a flammable stone — and has a roof made from wood. "

    Limestone is flammable?
    no

    it can be "flamed" to a slightly rough finish

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timberridge View Post
    "The cathedral is constructed primarily of limestone — a flammable stone — and has a roof made from wood. "

    Limestone is flammable?
    The roof was made from 13,000 oak trees

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    Quote Originally Posted by acinpdx View Post
    no

    it can be "flamed" to a slightly rough finish
    Yeah I didn't think so. Crazy reporters.
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    Clearly, a sign that ______inserst prior sociopolitical bias________.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vt-Freeheel View Post
    Scaffolding is steel and still standing.
    Steel structure with wood floors. NYT reports that the firefighters are blaming it for the severity of the fires.

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    Limestone also starts getting compromised at around 1000° F and completely disintegrates at around 1700° F

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    Quote Originally Posted by steepconcrete View Post
    Limestone also starts getting compromised at around 1000° F and completely disintegrates at around 1700° F
    Isn’t cement made by heating limestone to some temp, and then pulverizing it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vt-Freeheel View Post
    Scaffolding is steel and still standing.
    Hopefully it doesn't spread to the Eiffel Tower!
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    And there will come a day when our ancestors look back...........

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    Notre Dame Cathedral burning...

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    $6.8m renovation was ongoing
    I imagine it’s continuously being renovated for the most part...I know it was when I was there 16 years ago.

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    Good to know we have a limestone expert in house.

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    "Good news: all the works of art were saved. The treasure of the Cathedral is intact, the Crown of thorns, the Holy sacraments. #NOTRE_DAME"

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    Christ on a crutch Trump is a moron......From his Twitter account:

    "So horrible to watch the massive fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. Perhaps flying water tankers could be used to put it out. Must act quickly!"

    For fuck's sake......
    What we have here is an intelligence failure. You may be familiar with staring directly at that when shaving. .
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    Well, you think they’ll put a Target/chipotle/Panera combo there? Area could use one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steepconcrete View Post
    "Good news: all the works of art were saved. The treasure of the Cathedral is intact, the Crown of thorns, the Holy sacraments. #NOTRE_DAME"
    The "crown of thorns" is kept at st chapelle across the plaza afaik. It was built specifically to house it

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    Quote Originally Posted by seano732 View Post
    Christ on a crutch Trump is a moron......From his Twitter account:

    "So horrible to watch the massive fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. Perhaps flying water tankers could be used to put it out. Must act quickly!"

    For fuck's sake......
    If he could have worked in a flying buttress joke in there it would have been world class though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vt-Freeheel View Post
    With all of the staging it's likely some dumbass set it on fire torching part of the roof system.
    This would be my guess. Saw a Yellowstone Club mansion go up in flames once because some bozo was welding rebar for the front steps and woops, there went that home. Home stretch on final construction too. Lol.

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    No Blurred garden hose jokes yet? I am disappoint.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AustinFromSA View Post
    This would be my guess. Saw a Yellowstone Club mansion go up in flames once because some bozo was welding rebar for the front steps and woops, there went that home. Home stretch on final construction too. Lol.
    Yeah ten or so years ago a MegaMcMansion burned to the ground as, I think a drop cloth or tarp got too close to a work light. Burned in a matter of minutes. It was a ridge top house and the whole Valley got to see it-during rush hour.

    Amazing how fast fire can consume something.
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    The French firefighting dept now says they are not sure they can even stop the fire at this point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steepconcrete View Post
    The French firefighting dept now says they are not sure they can even stop the fire at this point.
    [inappropriate French surrender joke goes here]
    Fat fuck bubbas are not erosion.

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    Heh^^. Correction-> It was a French Interior Ministry official who said firefighters might not be able to save Notre Dame Cathedral.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steepconcrete View Post
    The French firefighting dept now says they are not sure they can even stop the fire at this point.
    Based on what I am seeing on TV, they probably won't.....It's nothing but a firefighter killer at this point.
    What we have here is an intelligence failure. You may be familiar with staring directly at that when shaving. .
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    Quote Originally Posted by steepconcrete View Post
    The roof was made from 13,000 oak trees
    They should have given the maples more sunlight instead of ignoring their pleas..
    Go that way really REALLY fast. If something gets in your way, TURN!

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