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Rebuilding the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris could take decades after it was gutted by a fire, experts warned Tuesday, even as its top priest expressed hope he could celebrate Mass there within years. Parisians and people around the world watched in horror Monday as flames ripped through the roof of the beloved 850-year-old Gothic cathedral, causing the spire and most of the vaulted roof to collapse.The intricate wooden oak frame that held up the roof, the so-called "forest," had stood the test of time since its construction in 1220-1240 -- until being consumed by Monday's inferno.Sylvain Charlois estimated that around 1,300 oak trees had been used in the construction of the original roof.Francois Jeanneau, one of the 40 architects in charge of state monuments, suggested that Paris draw on the example of Nantes cathedral and build a new "forest" of reinforced concrete.
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