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Carpenters at the Ateliers Perrault finalize the practice assembly of the charpente, or roof framework of the choir — the part of the cathedral that provides seating for the clergy and choir — on May 25. It extends nearly 50 feet long by 33 feet high. Cristina Baussan for NPR hide caption

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To rebuild Notre Dame's fire-ravaged roof, carpenters use centuries-old techniques

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