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How sad to see this marvelous, priceless structure burn down!

Vermonter
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I had been live streaming on my computer. Our musical touring group sang there and my dad, sister and I visited there 10 years ago. It just makes my heart sick.

Robyn
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Probably a careless worker doing the restoration work. Maybe dropped a cigarette or thought it was out.....

then again it could be a terrorist attack....

but likely is a fire caused by piles of crap that have been there for hundreds of years....maybe layers of pigeon poop and who knows what........

sad...one less reason to go to Paris....

t.
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As an ancient structure it truly is a loss. They don't build 'em like that anymore. (with or without a religion attached to it)
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I would like to know how they were able to move hundreds of huge timbers and stone work at those heights many centuries ago.
Remember that 800 years ago, cranes and engines were not available.

Experts are having trouble, even now, figuring how to just repair the damage.

(Knowledgeable responses honestly appreciated.)
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"I would like to know how they were able to move hundreds of huge timbers and stone work at those heights many centuries ago.
Remember that 800 years ago, cranes and engines were not available.

Experts are having trouble, even now, figuring how to just repair the damage.

(Knowledgeable responses honestly appreciated.) "
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A few links:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_construction

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medieval_technology#Architectu...


http://www.essential-humanities.net/western-art/architecture...

http://medievalhistory.net/build~g1.htm

Keep in mind that pulleys ,ropes and ladders along with a massive number of humans and
other animals can do wonders. What comes first though - the thought to build a structure
to amaze and enlighten the mind and give joy to the eye regardless of the cost - that is
a matter of creation. Anything built in the mists of time first was conceived - drawn -
materials identified, bought, transported, stored, shaped.

Howie52
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Excellent Reference info!

Thank you Howie!
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<<Remember that 800 years ago, cranes and engines were not available.
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Cranes and engines WERE available. The engines were human and horses, and the cranes were ropes and pulleys.


Seattle Pioneer
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""I would like to know how they were able to move hundreds of huge timbers and stone work at those heights many centuries ago.
Remember that 800 years ago, cranes and engines were not available.

Experts are having trouble, even now, figuring how to just repair the damage.

(Knowledgeable responses honestly appreciated.) ""

Well, first you have to start with the pyramids of Egypt. Over one million stone blocks, most weighing TONS, some 10 and 20 tons.....with overall height of 481 feet...built 3000 years ago......

Then you have the cathedrals of Europe......the tallest Ulm Minster at 531 feet...nearly all stone......many built about the same time as Notre Dame.

and many other cathedrals all over Europe....

you can start here

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_tallest_church_buildin...

In most cases they used scaffolding, ropes....


t.
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