— [Washington National Cathedral] —The limestone pinnacles were damaged in the August 23, 2011, earthquake here. The ground shook for less than a minute but caused the 301-foot central tower of Washington National Cathedral to whip back and forth. Some of the 50-ton pinnacles (decorative points on the tower) spun like tops and others fell onto the roof. Stone masons Joe Alonso and Andy Uhl relocated the stones to the ground level with the help of a multi-ton crane (above).
|Placed By||Washington National Cathedral|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 4:41am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 320406 N 4311108|
|Decimal Degrees||38.93053333, -77.07190000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 55.832', W 77° 4.314'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 55' 49.92" N, 77° 4' 18.84" W|
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|Area Code(s)||202, 703|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 3101 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC 20016, US|
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