French Senate decrees Notre Dame must be restored to previous state.

It’s not really a taboo subject for the site, given that a) it’s foreign, b) there’s at least a conceptual link to a RPG*, and c) I said so:

On Monday evening, the French Senate approved the government’s Notre-Dame restoration bill – but added a clause that it must be restored to the state it was before the blaze, striking a blow to the government which had launched an international architecture competition to debate ideas on the restoration.

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Update on the Notre Dame fire.

They lost the spire and the wooden roof, but saved the main building and the bell towers. The major relics were saved, and it looks like that the Rose Window will hold. French firefighters fought like men possessed by angels to save Notre Dame, and they may have succeeded. Well done.

It’s reported that at least one firefighter was seriously injured in the blaze. Pray for him or her.

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Oh, no: Notre Dame cathedral heavily damaged in fire.

I believe that they think that this was an accident stemming from an accident during renovations, but it’s still ongoing. I wouldn’t care to speculate on any other causes until there’s more information; it is, after all, a very old building and entropy gets everything in the end. The damage sounds very bad:

The roof of Paris’ famed Notre Dame Cathedral collapsed Monday as a massive fire ripped through the structure.

The city’s mayor and firefighters warned people to stay away from the area. There have been no confirmed deaths, according to Paris police, while a French government official said no injuries had yet been reported.

A sad day for all of us. I hope that there will be no deaths or injuries, of course. And that as few as possible of the treasures inside were damaged.