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Friday, August 26, 2011 - 9:24am

Quake's impact on Washington Monument worse than expected.

The Washington Monument remains closed in the wake of Tuesday's earthquake.

Officials say the damage is obvious.

Photos clearly show daylight coming through cracks at the top.

Structural engineers are plotting a course for repairs.

At the National Cathedral, church officials say they need to raise about a million dollars for repairs there because the cathedral's insurance policy doesn't cover earthquake damage.

"We will be turning to people across the country, again, to help us restore this cathedral to everything it's supposed to be," said Dean Samuel Lloyd.

The cathedral remains closed for now, as do dozens of schools in the earthquake zone.

Classrooms have been cordoned off out of fear more walls and ceilings could fall.

Structural inspections are also going on near the epicenter of the earthquake at Mineral, Virginia, and already in nearby Culpeper, the decision's been made to demolish at least one historic building that was constructed in 1858 because of extensive damage.
 

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