National Cathedral Releases Photos of Earthquake Damage
After sustaining substantial damage during the earthquake Tuesday, the National Cathedral is closed Aug. 24
The National Cathedral sustained serious damage from Tuesday's 5.8 magnitude earthquake. Experts are assessing the building damage—both structurally and aesthetically.
The building, which sits on the highest point in Washington, D.C., lost a pinnacle from its central tower (see photograph), and stones fell from three of the tower's four pinnacles, said Richard Weinberg, a spokesman for the cathedral, as reported by Bloomberg.
Even more, the entire tower appeared to be leaning, Weinberg said in a telephone interview with Bloomberg.
The Cathedral has a campaign on its website to raise funds for necessary restoration. You can donate here.