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One Year After the Tragic Notre Dame Fire, the Cause of the Devastating Blaze Remains Shrouded in Mystery
ArtNet News ^ | 4/15/20 | Sarah Cascone

Posted on 04/18/2020 6:04:28 PM PDT by marshmallow

Investigators still don't have access to the area where the fire began

One year ago today, the world watched in horror as a fire swept through Paris’s iconic Notre Dame Cathedral, sending its spire crumbling to the ground, caving in its ceiling, and setting alight its historic interior. And now, with the country on lockdown, restoration efforts on the Gothic building have been put on hold, forcing a team of 100 engineers, scientists, architects, and archeologists to cease their tireless work on the damaged structure.

The target date for completing the complex and delicate restoration has always been 2024, in time for Paris to host the Olympic Games. But experts have been skeptical of that timeline from the start. And since President Emmanuel Macron announced that ambitious target just two days after the fire, there have been considerable delays—over high winds and record heat that further endangered the weakened structure, investigating concerns that lead pollution unleashed by the collapse of the roof, and now the coronavirus shutdown.

“The aim is to reopen the cathedral in 2024 even though the work won’t all be done,” Stéphane Tissier, director of operations on the project, told TIME. “The objective will be that that the public will be able to reenter in 2024.” (Prior to the current lockdown, there was speculation that the cathedral’s forecourt would be opened to visitors as early as March.)

With work at a standstill, engineers are relying on laser monitoring systems to detect any structural movement that might trigger another collapse. Although firefighters were able to save the cathedral’s nave and twin bell towers, the intensity of the fire still puts the church’s structural integrity at risk.

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TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events
KEYWORDS: muslims; mystery
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1 posted on 04/18/2020 6:04:28 PM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

I think I could venture a guess.


2 posted on 04/18/2020 6:06:52 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Dear Mr. Kotter, #Epsteindidntkillhimself - Signed, Epstein's Mother)
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To: marshmallow

It’s spelled M - U - S - L - I - M - S.


3 posted on 04/18/2020 6:07:14 PM PDT by hoagy62 (DTCM&OTTH)
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To: marshmallow

The consensus from people in the know around here was that it was an accidental fire.

My first thought was muzzies but I don’t know nearly enough about the chemicals and reactions involved that started this horrific blaze.


4 posted on 04/18/2020 6:07:34 PM PDT by dp0622 (Radicals, racists dont point fingers at me I'm a small town white boy Just tryin to make ends meet)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

If it’s not rebuilt with the same love and faith as the original, then it’s not the same building.


5 posted on 04/18/2020 6:07:54 PM PDT by CondorFlight
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To: marshmallow

Its not “shrouded in mystery”. Mohammedans burned it to the ground. Prove me wrong.


6 posted on 04/18/2020 6:08:36 PM PDT by LaRueLaDue
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To: marshmallow

LOL. Whatever. Guess no one really cares.

I used to care.


7 posted on 04/18/2020 6:09:31 PM PDT by americas.best.days... ( Donald John Trump has pulled the sword from the stone.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Last night I dreamt of All Baba and the forty thieves....


8 posted on 04/18/2020 6:09:46 PM PDT by sean_og (--... ...--)
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To: marshmallow

“Shrouded in Mystery”

Right. And I have a championship camel I’ll make you a good deal on.


9 posted on 04/18/2020 6:13:46 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn (Chuck Schumer--giving pond scum everywhere a bad name.)
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To: marshmallow

The Muslim Jihad will never allow the Cathedral to open. They will blow it up or burn it down. The only way to save the structure is to acquiesce to Islam and allow them to turn it into La Grande Mosquee de Paris, construite sur LES ruins de Norte Damme.


10 posted on 04/18/2020 6:15:26 PM PDT by Torahman (Remember the Maccabees)
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To: marshmallow

Not to me


11 posted on 04/18/2020 6:15:55 PM PDT by knarf
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To: americas.best.days...

I recall that French officials said that they were going to do a complete investigation of the cause of a fire.

Did anyone ever do an investigation? An entire year later we still are no closer to knowing the cause?

I smell a rat with this one.


12 posted on 04/18/2020 6:16:22 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: marshmallow
Oh, come-on, people, it was spontaneous combustion due to man-made global warmingTM, sheesh, everyone knows that. 🙄
13 posted on 04/18/2020 6:17:02 PM PDT by PROCON (Molon Labe)
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To: marshmallow

If it was an accidental fire, they’d tell us exactly how it started. The fact that they haven’t tells us that they want that story to go away. Now ask why....


14 posted on 04/18/2020 6:20:00 PM PDT by pepsi_junkie (Often wrong, but never in doubt!)
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To: marshmallow

Only the enemies denies it was an islamicist attack on Christianity.


15 posted on 04/18/2020 6:21:18 PM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists...Socialists...Fascists & AntiFa...Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: dp0622

I would like to know more about “ the people in the know” who think the fire was accidental.

From what I understand, aged oak beams from very large trees are known for their fire resistance.


16 posted on 04/18/2020 6:21:28 PM PDT by independentmind (Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never hurt m)
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To: marshmallow

Mystery’s ass. The frog-eating surrender sissies are just afraid to admit that it was muzzies.


17 posted on 04/18/2020 6:22:56 PM PDT by dsc (As for the foundations of the Catholic faith, this pontificate is an outrage to reason.)
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18 posted on 04/18/2020 6:23:59 PM PDT by wastedyears (The left would kill every single one of us and our families if they knew they could get away with it)
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To: marshmallow

Shrouded in mystery... or secrecy?


19 posted on 04/18/2020 6:25:20 PM PDT by Marchmain (safe, legal and wrong)
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To: dp0622

20 posted on 04/18/2020 6:25:23 PM PDT by knarf
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