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Fire at Notre Dame

PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:37 pm
by Grant_Youngman
First it was St. Sulpice. Now, Notre Dame is burning. Looks pretty bad.

Re: Fire at Notre Dame

PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:45 pm
by adri
This fire is really bad.

Re: Fire at Notre Dame

PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:52 pm
by Grant_Youngman
They're reporting now that the spire has fallen INTO the church. It looks terrible. The roof has apparently completely collapsed.

Re: Fire at Notre Dame

PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:16 pm
by engrssc

Re: Fire at Notre Dame

PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:40 pm
by adri
Lots of fire behind the towers; the organ is probably burning as well.

Re: Fire at Notre Dame

PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:50 pm
by telemanr
St. Sulpice was lucky. This fire is a disaster.

Re: Fire at Notre Dame

PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:51 pm
by engrssc
PARIS, April 15 (Reuters) - Notre-Dame Cathedral went up in flames on Monday in a roaring blaze that devastated the Parisian landmark, a searing loss for the city and for France.

Flames that began in the early evening burst through the roof of the centuries-old cathedral and engulfed the spire, which collapsed, quickly followed by the entire roof.

A huge plume of smoke wafted across the city and ash fell over a large area.

"Like all our compatriots, I am sad this evening to see this part of all of us burn," President Emmanuel Macron tweeted.

"Basically the whole rooftop is gone. I see no hope for the building," said witness Jacek Poltorak, watching the fire from a fifth-floor balcony two blocks from the southern facade of the cathedral, one of France's most visited places.

Firefighters cleared the area around Notre-Dame, which sits on an island in the River Seine and marks the very center of Paris. Buildings around were evacuated.

"Everything is collapsing," a police officer near the scene said as the entire roof of the cathedral continued to burn.

Macron canceled an address to the nation that he had been due to give later on Monday evening. A presidential official said Macron was to go to the scene of the blaze.

France 2 television reported that police were treating the incident as an accident.

The cathedral, which dates back to the 12th century, features in Victor Hugo's classic novel "The Hunchback of Notre-Dame." It attracts millions of tourists every year.

Rgds,
Ed

Re: Fire at Notre Dame

PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:59 pm
by Grant_Youngman
adri wrote:Lots of fire behind the towers; the organ is probably burning as well.


Given the extent of the fire, it's hard to believe the organ survived … or much of nothing else for that matter.

Re: Fire at Notre Dame

PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:11 pm
by adri
Between the stone walls there would be such tremendous heat that would melt the pipes.

At any rate I believe the organ is gone.

If the bells in the towers collapse then the tower could collapse as well.

Re: Fire at Notre Dame

PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:26 pm
by Purator
I think there is no doubt that the organ is gone, almost the whole church is burning. However, I really hope that they do not get into such an awful controversy about how to rebuild the organ as it happened in Dresden with the Frauenkirche and its organ.

Re: Fire at Notre Dame

PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:14 pm
by smfrank
Richard Engel on MSNBC just said (7:10pm) that the organ is OK.
First mention I've heard of the organ!

Re: Fire at Notre Dame

PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:48 pm
by RichardW
Perhaps now would be a good time for enterprising sample set producers to mail owners of prominent, historic, organs in France to see if they would be interested in making some back-up recordings?

Just a thought.

Regards,

Re: Fire at Notre Dame

PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:14 pm
by Agnus_Dei
RichardW wrote:Perhaps now would be a good time for enterprising sample set producers to mail owners of prominent, historic, organs in France to see if they would be interested in making some back-up recordings?

Just a thought.

Regards,


Yes, I heard that report too!

Hoping and praying along with everyone else!

Re: Fire at Notre Dame

PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:01 pm
by profeluisegarcia
With such high temperature metal pipes get deformed, collapsed or melted :( :cry:

******Update

Emmanuel Grégoire /deputy mayor of Paris/ also brought a reassuring news for those who were particularly worried about the famous big organ with its five keyboards, its 109 games and its nearly 8,000 pipes:

"The good news is that very soon, the protection plan for the works was committed to shelter the most famous works of our heritage history.The other good news is that we had great concerns for the works inside and especially on this famous organ which is probably one of the most beautiful in the world: it is intact ". :D

Re: Fire at Notre Dame

PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:19 pm
by Agnus_Dei
https://heavy.com/news/2019/04/notre-da ... gan-music/


Michel Picaud, from the Friends of Notre Dame organization responsible for the renovation efforts, told NBC News that, to his knowledge, the church's organ and stained glass windows were not damaged.