The iconic cathedral of Notre Dame burned on Monday as a devastating fire swept through the Parisian structure.
Media outlets around the world, including fox5sandiego.com, Times of Malta, and Radio New Zealand are all covering the news, and people from across the globe took to social media to comment on the shocking news.
The Paris Fire Brigade and local officials are reporting which parts of the building, and its priceless artifacts, have been destroyed—or have survived—as additional information becomes available.
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The Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris is more than just a building. It's the pinnacle of European civilization in the Middle Ages and represents an ascent from the Dark Ages into the Renaissance. It took over centuries of effort from countless men, built to stand the test of time. pic.twitter.com/Zxs92jMzax— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) April 15, 2019
If Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris falls, then a tremendous religious and cultural landmark not only of France but all of Europe is lost forever.— Elliott Hamilton (@ElliottRHams) April 15, 2019
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris Is Trending Everywhere Right Now
It took 100 years to build #NotreDame -- and it has been under continuous improvement/renovation ever since. The history of the organ alone is incredible. Some of the finest instrument designers humanity has ever produced have had a hand in building it over centuries. pic.twitter.com/GgPGRZ7z8B— Jordan Fischer (@JordanOnRecord) April 15, 2019
About #NotreDameFire :— Le Parisien (@le_Parisien) April 16, 2019
- Fire under control and «partially» put out at 3:30 pm, fire services said
- Cathedral's roof is destroyed
- «We will rebuild Notre Dame», said Emmanuel Macron
- Family Pinault (Kering) is willing to give 100 million euros
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Heartbreaking news from Paris this afternoon as we helplessly watch Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris burn. It survived centuries and two world wars. | Photograph from the Collection of the Cathedral in 1917 pic.twitter.com/3vrItrBTHl— National WWI Museum (@TheWWImuseum) April 15, 2019
NBC is reporting the organ at Notre Dame Cathedral (the largest organ in France) was not damaged. 🙏— Brian Lauritzen 🎙🎶 (@BrianKUSC) April 15, 2019
My wife and I love Paris and all its beauty, and we just visited the Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris last year, it's absolutely stunning in real life. I'm hopeful that it can be repaired and my thoughts are with the people of Paris and everyone who this effects. - Shepard pic.twitter.com/SmXuPsXfLK— Shepard Fairey (@OBEYGIANT) April 15, 2019
People Have A Lot Of Feelings About Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
#NotreDame— Rayane Moussallem (@RioMoussallem) April 16, 2019
-Spire & roof
-The carpentry nicknamed “the forest”, which is the woodwork made out of 1300 oak trees.
-The 3 rose windows including the main one on the facade
-The massive organ(8000 tubes)
-Crown of thorns
-Apostles & evangelists statues
-The treasure pic.twitter.com/lju7eHnr0m
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