WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — The earthquake that rocked the D.C. metro area two years ago has left the Washington Monument and National Cathedral with years worth of repairs.
The 5.8-magnitude quake, which shook the region two years ago Friday, caused $15 million in damage to the Monument and a staggering $26 million to the Cathedral.
“The Cathedral building sustained a tremendous amount of damage during that earthquake,” said Andrew Hullinger, senior director for finance and administration at the Cathedral.
The building is structurally sound, but there’s considerable damage to the interior — small cracks and chips — that could take up to 18 months to repair.
Scaffolding has been set up inside the building 60 feet above the Cathedral floor for crews to clean the glass, remove stains, and repair any small cracks that may have been formed after the earthquake.