The Atlantic Wire has updated photos of the damage to the National Cathedral, also, check out the exclusive video of Head Mason Joe Alonso inspecting the damage, and the National Cathedral’s website has updates as well.
What Really Happened to the National Cathedral in the Quake
Not all of the buildings in D.C. got away unscathed following the 5.8 magnitude earthquake that rocked the east coast Tuesday afternoon. Conflicting reports emerged over whether the Washington Monument was leaning, or not, or if it was leaning to the left, or to the right. In our original earthquake post, we linked to a photo that showed a missing spire from the National Cathedral in Washington. The original reports of the damage were fairly dismissive.
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The extent of the damage to the spires is worse than first reported
Cathedral Shaken by Earthquake
From the National Cathedral’s website
Closed Wednesday, August 24th to Visitors
Tuesday afternoon at 1:51 p.m. (EST), a massive 5.8 magnitude earthquake rattled national landmarks in our capital. The historic Washington National Cathedral sustained substantial damage in this quake. Experts are tirelessly working to assess the building damage—both structurally and aesthetically.
Since 1912, the Cathedral has been a national place of worship as well as host to state funerals, presidential memorial services, and served as a spiritual home for our country in times of crisis.
Click the links below to view videos taken after the earthquake
Video of Head Mason at the National Cathedral assessing the damage, courtesy of The Atlantic: