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On the second anniversary of the 2011 earthquake, the National Cathedral is still millions of dollars away from completing repairs to the damaged sections of the building, officials say. (WTOPAlicia Lozano)
On the second anniversary of the 2011 earthquake, the National Cathedral is still millions of dollars away from completing repairs to the damaged sections of the building, officials say.

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The 5.8 magnitude earthquake caused 26 million of damage to the historic Gothic building. To date, the Cathedral has raised 10 million. (WTOPAlicia Lozano)
The 5.8 magnitude earthquake caused $26 million of damage to the historic Gothic building. To date, the Cathedral has raised $10 million.

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Scaffolding has been installed in the nave for work to begin on the vaulted ceiling.(WTOPAlicia Lozano)
Scaffolding has been installed in the nave for work to begin on the vaulted ceiling.

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The scaffolding in place to restore the vaulted ceiling will also provide an opportunity for preservation and cleaning. Decades-old stains from a leaky roof will be cleaned in the process. (WTOPAlicia Lozano)
The scaffolding in place to restore the vaulted ceiling will also provide an opportunity for preservation and cleaning. Decades-old stains from a leaky roof will be cleaned in the process.

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Stone masons and structural engineers will examine the vaulted ceiling, which is approximately 100 feet above the Cathedrals stone floor. (WTOPAlicia Lozano)
Stone masons and structural engineers will examine the vaulted ceiling, which is approximately 100 feet above the Cathedral's stone floor.

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The engineering team will be up on the rolling towers next week. It will conduct a detailed assessment and survey of every square inch of the ceiling. That process may take 18 months. (WTOPAlicia Lozano)
The engineering team will be up on the rolling towers next week. It will conduct a detailed assessment and survey of every square inch of the ceiling. That process may take 18 months.

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Head stone mason Joe Alonso points to some of the damage seen from inside the National Cathedrals tower. (WTOPAlicia Lozano)
Head stone mason Joe Alonso points to some of the damage seen from inside the National Cathedral's tower.

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To date, about 3 million in repairs have been completed to the National Cathedral following the Aug. 23, 2011 5.8 magnitude earthquake. (WTOPAlicia Lozano)
To date, about $3 million in repairs have been completed to the National Cathedral following the Aug. 23, 2011 5.8 magnitude earthquake.

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Despite the ongoing construction, the National Cathedral will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington Saturday, Aug. 24. Click here for more information. (WTOPAlicia Lozano)
Despite the ongoing construction, the National Cathedral will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington Saturday, Aug. 24. Click here for more information.

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