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National Cathedral Restoration Reaching Next Phase

Don't expect the restoration to complete for another 10 years

The second phase of the National Cathedral's restoration is set to begin soon. So far, only 12 percent of the exterior repairs are complete, according to WTOP. Completed in June 2015, the first phase involved restoring the Nave ceiling and reinforcing six buttresses on the exterior east end. WAMU reported that repairs are not expected to complete for at least 10 more years.

The restoration began after the 5.8-magnitude earthquake on August 23, 2011 that caused $34 million worth of damage. The earthquake was the largest East Coast temblor in nearly 115 years, reported WTOP.

Next phase of National Cathedral earthquake restoration to begin [WTOP]

National Cathedral Moving To Phase 2 Of Repairs Stemming From 2011 Earthquake [WAMU]

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