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Started by Yersinia on Apr 18, 2019 12:38:01 PM
Which buildings would you be most upset to see burned down?

After the recent Notre Dame fire, my partner noted that he'd been surprised not to be more upset by it. He'd been far more affected by the fires at the Glasgow School of Art.

He was born in Glasgow, and has strong family ties there, and I think that personal connection is key.

Which buildings and structures would you most hate to see burned down (or otherwise destroyed), or conversely, which would you not miss at all?

Always assuming no loss of human life.

carterbrandon - 18 Apr 2019 12:43:20 (#1 of 89)

Apart from my house, probably Fallingwater. But I expect that's pretty fireproof.

Agaliarept - 18 Apr 2019 12:48:11 (#2 of 89)

Also apart from my house I can't really think of a building that I feel anything for.

TommyDGNR8 - 18 Apr 2019 12:48:49 (#3 of 89)

If you'd asked me last week, I'd've had a top three of my house, Notre Dame and Huddersfield railway station.

Still, I was surprised to find something in my eye the other night.

FrankieTeardrop - 18 Apr 2019 12:49:25 (#4 of 89)

None - they already pulled down Northampton's Greyfriars bus station.

Arjuna - 18 Apr 2019 12:49:55 (#5 of 89)

I probably won't be too happy ro see my next door neighbour's go up in smoke either

Yersinia - 18 Apr 2019 12:51:30 (#6 of 89)

I often fantasise about my own house burning down, and making a clean start. But I'm sure in reality, it'd be horrific.

Rendered - 18 Apr 2019 12:52:09 (#7 of 89)

Especially if you were in at the time.

Yersinia - 18 Apr 2019 12:52:50 (#8 of 89)

Heh. My fantasies assume that we get out safely.

bossab2 - 18 Apr 2019 12:55:27 (#9 of 89)

Ightham Mote

It's totally unique.

CloakAndDagger - 18 Apr 2019 12:55:50 (#10 of 89)

The stacked basilicas (basilicae?) in Lourdes, I reckon.

Winner - 18 Apr 2019 12:56:23 (#11 of 89)

The amazon distribution centre.

Yersinia - 18 Apr 2019 13:02:27 (#12 of 89)

I'd positive relish my old school burning down. It's a particularly ugly 1960s shithole.

It'd be best of all if I were visiting mum at the time, and could race down to take some pics of the conflagration.

widenation - 18 Apr 2019 13:03:33 (#13 of 89)

Braziers Park

thisonehasalittlehat - 18 Apr 2019 13:14:34 (#14 of 89)

There are plenty of churches that are more notable than Notre dame.

Arjuna - 18 Apr 2019 13:20:37 (#15 of 89)

and it hasn't even burned down

thisonehasalittlehat - 18 Apr 2019 13:22:16 (#16 of 89)

I mean one doesn't want to be too cynical but it's more famous than it would have been because of the hunchback.

Arjuna - 18 Apr 2019 13:25:12 (#17 of 89)

Is it even the most historically significant Cathédrale Notre-Dame in France? the one in Reims shares theat name and that's where French kings were crowned.

RosyLovelady - 18 Apr 2019 13:28:29 (#18 of 89)

Maybe the responsible authority should just cut its losses and put the revamped building to a more thoroughly commercial use.

Yersinia - 18 Apr 2019 13:28:46 (#19 of 89)

I think an ancient cathedral on an island in the centre of one of the most-loved capital cities in the world was always going to be quite a star turn, tbh.

cozzer - 18 Apr 2019 13:38:54 (#20 of 89)

Is it even the most historically significant Cathédrale Notre-Dame in France? the one in Reims shares theat name and that's where French kings were crowned.

And Chartres has better stained glass. Although I much prefer the exterior of the Parisian one.

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