Horrible news. One of the most famous buildings in the world likely to be beyond restoration at this rate.
The News channels will be busy for days with this (especially if the remainder has to be demolished as I fear it will have to be.
Unlikely the stone walls will need to be demolished, they might not have much inside them but they normally survive fires. Once it's out I doubt it'll get continuous coverage... the s not much more to say
It’s quite an unprecedented event. I guess the newsroom is completely frantic at the moment.
It's not that unprecedented is it? There's been plenty of famous buildings that have had fires.
They won't be as frantic as they would be if it was St Paul's or Westminster Abbey, the fact is abroad means that they're relying on agencies, other broadcasters and reporters on phone lines for now. The assignments desk will be the busiest - deploying crews and trying to book facilities on the ground