Before the fire, the wooden lattice structure underneath the cathedral's lead roof was known as the “forest”. It was made up of centuries old oak trees that were added to the cathedral between 1220 and 1240.Its impressive dimensions measured more than 300 feet long, 42 feet wide and the transept was over 30 feet tall. Before it collapsed in the 2019 fire, it was one of the oldest frameworks in Paris. To reconstruct the roof, workers will install 26 timber frames (known as "bents").This work is expected to take place from 2022 to 2024. Each bent will cost $80,000. 

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by Friends of Notre-Dame de Paris


Before the fire, the wooden lattice structure underneath the cathedral's lead roof was known as the “forest”. It was made up of centuries old oak trees that were added to the cathedral between 1220 and 1240.Its impressive dimensions measured more than 300 feet long, 42 feet wide and the transept was over 30 feet tall. Before it collapsed in the 2019 fire, it was one of the oldest frameworks in Paris. To reconstruct the roof, workers will install 26 timber frames (known as "bents").This work is expected to take place from 2022 to 2024. Each bent will cost $80,000.