National Cathedral To Open Tower For 1 Day

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington National Cathedral says it will open its central tower, which sustained significant damage during last year’s August earthquake, for one day.

The tower has been deemed structurally sound and safe for visitors and will be open to the public Saturday for a “tower climb,” a semi-regular tradition.

The cathedral says visitors will be able to climb the 333 steps from the ground to the top of the tower. The climb takes approximately 45 minutes.

Repairs to the cathedral after the August earthquake are expected to cost $20 million. Approximately $2 million has been raised.

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