Photocopy Francois Guilot/AFP. Notre Dame burning April 15th.

The Notre Dame de Paris Truss Project is organized by Handshouse Studio, which is setting up education workshops in Washington, D.C., to reconstruct one of the oldest trusses that once held the roof of Notre Dame de Paris. 

The School of Architecture and Planning partned up with Handhouse Studio to build a full-scale truss — approximately 45 feet wide and 35 feet tall, or more than three stories — outdoors in a 10-day workshop at The Catholic University of America on the campus’s University Mall, and will be available for public viewing. 

The truss will then be hand-raised and displayed in three events.