This evening in Paris, roughly 10:30am PDT, the Notre Dame caught on fire and caused significant damage to the structure, including destroying its iconic spire. Social media was quickly populated with images and videos, including live coverage from news stations around the globe.
The main structure broke ground in the 12th century and was completed in the 1300s, though parts of it continued to be renovated over the years. It was actually in the middle of a renovation project, which is believed to be involved in the cause of the fire. This is the first major destructive incident to occur to the structure in some time, and it is truly, absolutely heartbreaking.
Plenty of the world’s most famous DJs hail from France, including DJ Snake, David Guetta, and Daft Punk. Many have already expressed their sadness on Twitter, though no word yet from Guetta, Madeon, Martin Solveig, and some others.
See what everyone is saying about this tragic event below.
— Bill Hutchinson (@bill_hutchinson) April 15, 2019
Notre Dame 😢💔
— dirtyphonics (@DIRTYPHONICS) April 15, 2019
NOTRE DAME 💔😭
— DJ SNAKE (@djsnake) April 15, 2019
whatever divine power enchanted man to imagine & create the Notre Dame centuries ago, i pray that same force blesses Paris right now https://t.co/JTtaKBEwno
— Krewella (@Krewella) April 15, 2019
I’m in Paris right now and Notre Dame is burning down 😢
— 💰 VALENTINO KHAN 💰 (@ValentinoKhan) April 15, 2019
— MΞRCΞR (@Mercer_Music) April 15, 2019
Notre Dame 😭
— LUMBERJACK (@lumberjack) April 15, 2019