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    Sad news. Lots of history there and lots of art destroyed. Tons of lead on that roof too. Nobody hurt though.

    The cause is unclear but officials have a hunch it was linked to renovation work.

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    Fuck me. Just saw the footage. Horrible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevie harkness View Post
    Sad news. Lots of history there and lots of art destroyed. Tons of lead on that roof too. Nobody hurt though.

    The cause is unclear but officials have a hunch it was linked to renovation work.
    Plumbers with their blow torches will be shitting themselves !!

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    Seems they lost one of the stained windows and the entirety of the wooden roof, but the rest is fine. I mean, how long can wood last anyway? It was bound to need replacement at some point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Balinkay View Post
    Seems they lost one of the stained windows and the entirety of the wooden roof, but the rest is fine. I mean, how long can wood last anyway? It was bound to need replacement at some point.
    It's good to hear though I think the fire has damaged sections of stonework that the wooden fire burnt out on. Saying that they were expecting more damage.

    Think the restoration has been overdue for sometime.
    Still a clusterfuck that this happened.
    With all the attacks on churches in the last few months specifically, there will be suspicions about who did it even if it was a genuine accident.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ianlfc View Post
    Plumbers with their blow torches will be shitting themselves !!
    Especially immigrant plumbers... But hopefully not.

    Bit of a bummer coming a few days before Easter too

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    100m in donations raised overnight!!! Kinell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevie harkness View Post
    100m in donations raised overnight!!! Kinell.
    Seems to be about 500-700mill with a very few french billionaires chipping in the money. Seems an odd one as the building must have been insured. Still a nice gesture all the same and not exactly small donations.

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    Yeah they can get their corporate logo emblazoned on the oak beams.

    Theys reckons it'll only take 14,000 trees.

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    This sums up what is wrong with the world. Plenty of rich/well off people giving astronomical sums of money to restore a famous/historical 'building', something that will no doubt gain such people further 'influence' and 'fame'. How about those people give/spend even just a sizeable chunk of that money on things such as poverty and deprivation (namely in the local area)?They won't/don't so because such issues are things that affect 'normal' people and as such will never affect them or anyone they associate with.

    Addressing/contributing money to something like local deprivation doesn't get you the same influence/brownie points as restoring a famous landmark, namely because those people championing such 'worthy' causes as building restoration are usually at the other end of the socio-economic spectrum to the "unwashed masses", and thus they care not one jot about such people, until an election rolls around of course, whereby those desperately clinging to the bottom rung(s) of the socio-economic ladder are thrown a bone or two in order to temporarily conjure the illusion that those with wealth and power actually give a damn, which of course they don't.

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