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eiffel tower on fire?

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by zimv20, Jul 22, 2003.

  1. macrumors 601


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

    Mr. Anderson

    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.

  3. macrumors 68020


    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...
  4. macrumors 65816


    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:
  5. Moderator emeritus


    Why funny? Would it be funny if the Statue of Liberty was condemned?
  6. macrumors 604


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

    And the direct link is:

    If its a small fire it will not do much damage.
  7. macrumors 601


  8. Moderator emeritus


    Moderatorship aside, it's just a ridiculous attitude to throw around.
  9. macrumors 601


    i learn a new word every day :)

    i like it
  10. macrumors 68020


    Can't we all just get along? I don't think we need to joke about the destruction of each others' countries' monuments.
  11. macrumors 603


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

  12. macrumors 68020


    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.....
  13. macrumors P6


    I'm happy to hear that no one was injured. Human life is the most important!
  14. macrumors 68020


    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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