Notre Dame burning

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A short history of this iconic 700 year old building: Facts on the Notre Dame Cathedral in France
Designed in the Gothic fashion and built between the 12th and 14th centuries, the Notre Dame Cathedral in France is the official seat of the Archbishop of Paris. Its architecture is one of the first examples of the use of flying buttresses, and the cathedral features numerous statues and stained glass windows. Major components that make Notre Dame unique include one of the world's largest organs and its immense church bells. Throughout its history, the cathedral has suffered from vandalism and near destruction, but concerted efforts to preserve its rich history continue.
 
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Just been watching it and over the last 5 minutes its gotten much worse. It almost looks like it will be a total loss. The beautiful spire is now on fire.
Watching that myself. I suspect all that will be left is the stone walls and stone towers. An equally bad loss with be all the historical items inside. Presumably, everyone was evacuated to safety.