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  1. I suspect that there are trees large enough in some other part of the world.

    Is there any reason why they can’t just ship the lumber from somewhere else, like say North America or Eastern Europe?

  2. Here in northern Wisconsin I have a surplus of large oaks. These trees are not saleable because low volume, specialized equipment need to handle them etc. Supply and demand rule. I a. Cutting them up for firewood hoping it becomes valuable as oil spikes. Sad commentary that i am literally burning these majestic old kings because of logistics exigencies.

  3. We have also been able to make composite roofbeams that are like 80 feet long, and are as strong or stronger than trees, for many years. And this may come as a shock to some people, but there are things to build with other than wood.

    And why are we trying to put something back the way it was, when the way it was before caught fire and burnt down?

  4. > He said the cathedral’s roof cannot be rebuilt exactly as it was before

    > He said the restoration work will have to use new technologies to rebuild the roof.

    File this under ‘No shit, Sherlock’ It was built 900 years ago!

  5. Officials consider the fire an accident, possibly as a result of restoration work taking place at the global architectural treasure, but that news has done nothing to ease the national mourning.

  6. Gotta own up to the superiority ya’ll think you have and admit you’ve fucked up this earth. Everywhere euros have gone the earth is more fucked than the rest of it. Bitch about the amazon yet southeast US has been deforested at quicker rate. Yup clear 10 acres of virgin hardwoods for your new hobby, horses. Or a storage facility that’s where all the building growth has been. Slaughter and enslave the real natives.

  7. Does it have to be the exact same thing as before?

    Why not use steal beams? It’s not like you’ll see them from the outside *or* from inside the nave.


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