I like many think of the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, Notre Dame, and the Arc de Triomphe when i think of France.Centuries of beautiful architecture, history, and both religious and historical impact from this one structure gone in a day (in the physical aspect) to an extent.
It's tremendously devastating. I pray that nobody was injured in the blaze, and that the 400+ firefighters that are battling the fire are well and will be well in the days to follow.
This is such a historic day, but for a really awful reason.
After reading that the fire has been contained and that the majority of the structure remains intact, I am relieved, though it still is sorrowful to look at the monument of sorts and see it in such ruin in large sections of the structure, including part of it from the 13th century. Still, knowing that the worst was avoided allows for somewhat of a sigh of relief in this case, and hearing thus far that nobody was injured only further puts my mind at ease.
last i heard over 600m euros have been pledged.
"Indiana's University of Notre Dame pledged $100,000 to help renovate Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris after a fire caused heavy damage to the historic church’s spire and roof.
The Rev. John Jenkins, the university’s president, announced the planned donation Tuesday. He said the bells of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart on the University of Notre Dame campus would also toll 50 times at 6 p.m. local time Tuesday, each ring representing the 50 Hail Marys of the rosary."