The National Journal reports:
The original reports of the damage were fairly dismissive. Talking Points Memo did a slide show of damage to buildings in the D.C. area, and led with three pictures of tiny pieces of rubble on the front steps. The sarcastic captions read, “See it?” and “Look closely; it’s there,” and have large red arrows, just in case you miss it. Admittedly, the pictures they have don’t show very much. The National Cathedral, which provided these images, has started soliciting donations to help repair the structure of the building. The TPM’s pictures don’t tell the whole story.
Evidently, a lot of the more serious structural problems occurred indoors. But still, there are scenes like the one below. My first thought was: the people who created some of these pieces are part of dying craft. They’ve all but vanished. How can you replace something irreplaceable?
Check out the rest of the images.
And the Catholic Standard in Washington has details about damage to Catholic churches and schools.