Whole Lotta Shakin’ going on.
August 24, 2011 by henriettahobsonrichardson
Good afternoon readers. I had intended to post yesterday, but then a funny thing happened. Our building starting shaking! I’m sure that any West Coast readers I may have won’t find this to be a big deal at all, but to someone who is used to the earth NOT moving under her feet, it took me a moment and much Google-ing to realize I had just experienced an earthquake, and not a spell of the vapors.
The Earthquake of course made me think about this little gem:
Still, it also made me think about historic buildings (especially Monticello and Montpelier, which are quite close to the epicenter, not to mention buildings in D.C.) that might be damaged in the wake of natural disasters. Since I’ve done a post on natural disasters before, I’ll just link to it here, but I do want to point out that Montpelier suffered no lasting damage and leave you with this link. I’m still looking for Monticello articles, but I haven’t found any yet. I assume little damage was suffered there either.
Also, here is a link to an article in the Washington times that details the damage to the National Cathedral.
Oh, and a friendly little reminder that Preservation Brief 41 details seismic retrofitting!
Keep your feet on solid ground.