Downtown Napa: Newer Buildings Fared Better Than Old in Quake

ABC News' Neal Karlinsky tours earthquake damage in the tourist area of Napa, where some blocks were hit much harder than others.
1:54 | 08/24/14

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This is downtown Napa California and you can see that most of downtown I mean the streets are blocked off a -- that people are milling about there's lots of tourists here. Who have come to essentially see what the earthquake -- and this is one of the hardest hit spots that. He may have seen pictures ever actually go behind the tape here a little bit. -- -- that used to be a law office up top of the roof is actually still teetering. And they don't want anyone to get too close because they're not sure that's gonna come down over here you can see all of the reporters -- been. Covering this from. Across the country but just one block away over there with a street light is is a restaurant that is open and they're doing -- -- of business -- tourists are still here. What's really to a large extent. Pardon my back as -- walk continues. To move on. This densely. Packed part of downtown Napa and walk over -- you can see it. Instead of me. Is really. We -- -- -- what is really one of the hardest hit areas. You can see from the wall -- on down I don't wanna get news reporters you know right here but if you go all the way down the line. You do have a number of businesses here in England and point -- that way and number of businesses here. That have been damaged. Take a look at -- -- In the middle of the wall there I don't know if you can see if there's like a chunk of bricks that have fallen out. Sort of sort of a semi circle almost. And really the difference between many of these businesses that have been damaged and much of the rest of -- Outside -- the police line right there were traffic is moving in -- businesses including the county courthouse there. Completely behind the difference is these are old some of these are historic monuments a hundred years old. The buildings that are up to code for the most part. Did fairly well. -- Karlinsky ABC news Napa California.

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