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2139, 17 Apr 19

No French Trees Big Enough for Notre Dame Roof Replacement

Maybe Wisconsin can help.

The cathedral’s roof was built using a lattice of giant beams cut from trees in primeval forests in the 12th and 13th centuries. Experts say France no longer has trees big enough to replace the ancient wooden beams that burned in the Notre Dame fire. Feydeau told France Info radio that the cathedral’s roof cannot be rebuilt exactly as it was before the fire because “we don’t, at the moment, have trees on our territory of the size that were cut in the 13th century.” He said the restoration work will have to use new technology to rebuild the roof.


2139, 17 April 2019


  1. dad29

    Think of the engineering required to knock down trees bigger than any now growing in Europe, sawing them into beams, and hauling them up that far without steam or fossil fuels.

    So maybe AOC is right, except for the cows.  They HAD cows.

  2. Owen

    A friend of mine made an insightful comment about the rebuilding of Notre Dame… it was built over centuries with primitive tools by people using their skills, time, and muscle for the glory of God. That can’t be replaced by money and an architecture contest.

  3. Merlin

    It won’t be rebuilt for the glory of God this time around. For the glory of France maybe, but not for God.

  4. Kevin Scheunemann

    Macron’s motives were clearly intersectional worldly evil when talking about rebuilding this.

    Nothing like letting a tool of Satan to rebuild one of God’s house.

    On the other side, Notre Dame clearly has become an false idol to some. The church is believers in Christ, not the building. From that standpoint, might be healthy for church to understand it is for glory of God, not glory of man.

  5. Le Roi du Nord

    “Macron’s motives were clearly intersectional worldly evil when talking about rebuilding this”

    How so?

  6. Mar

    Some redwoods and sequoias should do the trick

  7. Le Roi du Nord

    Sentinal Structures in Peshtigo, WI makes custom laminated beams, trusses, arches, etc. to customer specifications…

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