Vote 2020 graphic
Everything you need to know about and expect during
the most important election of our lifetimes

The National Cathedral Got a Lot of Damage During Yesterday's Earthquake

Illustration for article titled The National Cathedral Got a Lot of Damage During Yesterdays Earthquake

Unlike every other building, the National Cathedral in Washington DC got quite hit in yesterday's earthquake. There was quite a lot of damage to the whole building, which extended from fallen gargoyles to big cracks in the flying buttresses.

Advertisement

The spires actually got quite damaged, with one of them turning on its own vertical axis. The National Cathedral is accepting donations for repairs. [National Cathedral via The Atlantic Wire]

Illustration for article titled The National Cathedral Got a Lot of Damage During Yesterdays Earthquake
Advertisement
Illustration for article titled The National Cathedral Got a Lot of Damage During Yesterdays Earthquake
Illustration for article titled The National Cathedral Got a Lot of Damage During Yesterdays Earthquake
Illustration for article titled The National Cathedral Got a Lot of Damage During Yesterdays Earthquake
Illustration for article titled The National Cathedral Got a Lot of Damage During Yesterdays Earthquake
Advertisement
Illustration for article titled The National Cathedral Got a Lot of Damage During Yesterdays Earthquake
Illustration for article titled The National Cathedral Got a Lot of Damage During Yesterdays Earthquake
Advertisement
Illustration for article titled The National Cathedral Got a Lot of Damage During Yesterdays Earthquake
Illustration for article titled The National Cathedral Got a Lot of Damage During Yesterdays Earthquake
Advertisement
Illustration for article titled The National Cathedral Got a Lot of Damage During Yesterdays Earthquake
Illustration for article titled The National Cathedral Got a Lot of Damage During Yesterdays Earthquake
Advertisement
Illustration for article titled The National Cathedral Got a Lot of Damage During Yesterdays Earthquake
Illustration for article titled The National Cathedral Got a Lot of Damage During Yesterdays Earthquake
Advertisement
Illustration for article titled The National Cathedral Got a Lot of Damage During Yesterdays Earthquake
Illustration for article titled The National Cathedral Got a Lot of Damage During Yesterdays Earthquake
Advertisement
Illustration for article titled The National Cathedral Got a Lot of Damage During Yesterdays Earthquake
Illustration for article titled The National Cathedral Got a Lot of Damage During Yesterdays Earthquake
Advertisement

Share This Story

Get our newsletter

DISCUSSION

Lets put this in perspective please, the Christchurch Cathedral from the NZ quake is a lot of damage, and I'd hate to see some of the temples around Fukushima, the DC one is a few stones.

Seriously watching the over reaction here from US news channels compared to how they initially reported the Japan or NZ quakes is hilarious, you would have thought that 2012 had really happened the way everyone over there is carrying on.