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Nat'l Cathedral to reopen after quake repairs

October 4, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
The Washington National Cathedral announced it would reopen on Nov. 12 after closing as a result of an Aug. 23 earthquake.

Cathedral officials said early damage estimates were in the tens of millions of dollars. Officials hope to raise at least $25 million from fundraisers to cover repair and operational costs.

The Cathedral's central and west front towers were damaged by the rare East Coast earthquake in August.

A safety perimeter remained in place while work continued.

The Cathedral is visited by about 35,000 people every month.