eiffel tower on fire?

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    zimv20

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    cnn has a breaking news headline that it's on fire. can't find any other source. anyone know anything?
     
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    Mr. Anderson

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    Yeah, they don't really say much. And since its a metal structure, I don't think there is much to worry about, especially since its at the top.

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    G4scott

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    There is a fire on the eiffel tower, but all of the news networks are caught up on the raid on Saddam's sons, and Jessica Lynch.

    I haven't seen any pictures yet, but I don't think it's too serious...
     
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    NavyIntel007

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    Depending on the heat there could be severe damage to the support beams. It's not like metal is fireproof.

    Although I think it might be kinda funny if the eiffel tower was condemned. :cool:
     
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    Rower_CPU

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    Why funny? Would it be funny if the Statue of Liberty was condemned?
     
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    MrMacMan

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    I think anyone who said ___ should be condemned should just have that to happen to yourself.

    And the direct link is:
    http://www.cnn.com/2003/WORLD/europe/07/22/eiffel.tower/index.html

    If its a small fire it will not do much damage.
     
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    Rower_CPU

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    Moderatorship aside, it's just a ridiculous attitude to throw around.
     
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    zimv20

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    i learn a new word every day :)

    i like it
     
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    G4scott

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    Can't we all just get along? I don't think we need to joke about the destruction of each others' countries' monuments.
     
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    rainman::|:|

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    see, i don't think he was joking. Nothing like a good ol' dose of xenophobia to get the world moving...

    pnw
     
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    Moxiemike

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    if we're gonna make jokes about other countries monument we shouldn't forget that day a few years back when another country decimated two of ours.....

    if a french person said something snarky about WTC, you'd be not so happy.....
     
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    wdlove

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    I'm happy to hear that no one was injured. Human life is the most important!
     
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    bennetsaysargh

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    i too am glad no one was hurt. that's not funny to say oh well. what if someone was hurt, and it was someone you knew?
     

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