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Old 16th April 2019, 05:41 PM   #11
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Well. It's a grand disaster
not really. The Twin Towers was a disaster, Grenfell was a disaster, this was just a fire.
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Old 16th April 2019, 05:44 PM   #12
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Yeah, it's a shame, very sad. But - it's just a building. It can be repaired. No one died, is the main thing.
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I wonder whether the Brits would say 'it's just a building' when Big Ben would burn down.

I think many French would gladly give their life it it would undo this.

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The Palace of Westminster is more likely to fall down. By the way Big Ben is a bell, " The bells the bells"
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Old 16th April 2019, 06:02 PM   #15
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What do starving people have to do with this cultural/historical disaster?

So not repairing that Cathedral will stop the World Hunger or something
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Old 16th April 2019, 06:07 PM   #16
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I wonder whether the Brits would say 'it's just a building' when Big Ben would burn down.
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Let's hope that when (if) they do rebuild the cathedral, they install an automatic sprinkler system.

Had one been installed, the damage would ot have been half as bad.


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Old 16th April 2019, 07:14 PM   #19
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Its a beautiful and iconic building that's c. 850 years old - I can understand why the French are upset about this. If Westminster Cathedral burnt down, there would some pretty unhappy Brits around that's for sure.

However, if the houses of Parliament burnt down (as some MP's have warned could happen), you can bet there would be a mighty cheer across the land (and elsewhere as well).

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I wonder whether the Brits would say 'it's just a building' when Big Ben would burn down.

I think many French would gladly give their life it it would undo this.

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I would say the same for any building, anywhere. It's sad, but if no one died, it can be rebuilt if we want. Buildings are inanimate, just man made things, in the final analysis.
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