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 Justanotherchap
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What shame and what a shock. I lived in Paris way back, can't say I liked Notre Dame. Dark and forbidding I thought. Sacre Coeur is much better and one of the very few places I have ever felt spiritual.

However what does shock me is that here is yet another fire which happened whilst building work was going on. how many other places has that happened to? The Cutty Sark, Rene McKintosh building in Glasgow (twice), Windsor Castle Chapel I think it was.

Surely when you are mucking about with this stuff on what must be many many millions of pounds of renovations the thing you must do is have firewardens in place full time with hoses already set up?
 vlad dracul
Joined: 4/30/2009
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Posted: 4/16/2019 4:05:00 AM
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"However what does shock me is that here is yet another fire which happened whilst building work was going on. how many other places has that happened to? The Cutty Sark, Rene McKintosh building in Glasgow (twice), Windsor Castle Chapel I think it was.

Surely when you are mucking about with this stuff on what must be many many millions of pounds of renovations the thing you must do is have firewardens in place full time with hoses already set up?"


It is tragic that such a historic building went up in flames. Christians around the world will feel it no doubt.

But i think a lot of those 'accidents' are down to cost cutting. Usually big government contracts are a veritable money tree. But most work these days consist of a main contractor whose name goes up outside.

However the sub contractors then compete against each other and to cut costs they then cut corners.

The firms still want to make a good wedge so they squeeze the tradesmen.

The tradesmen still want a wage so they cut corners. Take chances.

I'm not sure how large projects work in france to be fair. But i know many tradesmen who worked on the Scottish parliament building.

Oak floors were laid. The heating was left on. The floors warped. The floors were lifted and had to be done again.

No doubt some tradesman will be blamed at some point. But to me it is obvious if it WAS down to work practises then the site agents and main contractors must take their share of the blame.
 Strider886
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Posted: 4/16/2019 11:27:27 PM
What the media isn't telling us, is that there have been (I think) at least 4 arson attacks on Churches and Christian buildings in the north of France this year alone.
 try1more
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Posted: 4/16/2019 11:58:20 PM
^^^
i think you'll find it's more like 12
 RoxyMoronic
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Posted: 4/17/2019 2:11:54 AM
So sad to see the pictures. So much damage.
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