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16 statues of Notre Dame representing the 12 apostles and the four evangelists Matthew, Mark, Luke and John were successfully removed prior to today's inferno.
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Barbara Berger Apr 15
Were they decapitated too?
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dee long Apr 15
No body complained.
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VA Cat Lady Apr 15
But they couldn’t possibly had time to remove everything and what about the beautiful stained glass windows😭😭😭😭😭
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David Bolinsky Apr 15
Gone. Every shard of glass in stained glass is joined by thin lead and copper strips and solder, which melts at hundreds of degrees cooler than the fire.
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ChattaGirl, Boycott CNN, MSNBC, FOX, NYT, NYPost Apr 15
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Alan Carl Nicoll Apr 15
Looks like somebody lost their head over this.
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Louise Kimmich Apr 15
Great! At least they are saved!
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Kevin McGovern Apr 15
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Croaker Apr 15
Replying to @ARCA_artcrime
at least we know how they removed those heads...
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DESIGNmike πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Apr 15
I’m guessing these bronzes were cast in several large pieces. Before welding was an option they were joined using mechanical and metallurgical techniques. Rather than have an ancient head fall off in transport they would be removed.
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DESIGNmike πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Apr 15
They may well disassemble the entire sculpture and weld it back together. The green patina will be lost but can be recreated.
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