In-your-face stuff from an opinionated
rural north Idaho housewife.
I attended Mass there about 15 years ago...just beautiful! You are absolutely correct. In my estimation it would be impossible to rebuild. Few would have the skills needed and the cost would be out of this world. Very sad...CWfromIA
I would think that finding the huge wood beams to rebuild will be very hard to come by. There is almost no first growth trees left and some of those had to have been 24" square and no telling how long. I somehow think that laminated beams would not be the same!
New England oak..?
I read this during my break. What a terrible loss. I pray that no one is hurt during the fighting of the fire.
We must always remember; NOTHING lasts forever... This should humble us all...
I agree, while not a Catholic myself my heart has been heavy with sadness since I first saw the horrible pictures. I agree with comment above. We have beams in a barn that is falling down that are old growth. Had to replace a portion of one with a larger "modern" beam. It sagged more within the first 24 hours.A very sad day...Natokadn
Extremely thankful I had the opportunity to see and attend Mass there. I was there in 2001. The glass picturecwere out of this world, it would take all day to look at them. What a terrible loss, so much history.
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While old growth lumber might be in short supply, there are a group of people IN France with many of the skills necessary. They are building a castle from the ground up using medieval skills and tools at Guedelon. There's also a BBC show where British archaeologists and historians joined them at Guedelon for a season. (Secrets of the Castle.)