Sunday, June 16, 2013

Seeing Red In Christchurch

For the first time in more than two years, Christchurch people can explore another stretch of the city centre.
The red-zone cordon has been reduced to open up Colombo Street between Gloucester and Armagh Streets.
The cordon reduction will allow folk to see the remains of the 21-storey PWC tower, which once dominated the CBD skyline but which is now just a concrete frame, a tangle of steel and shallow water. Though not Chch's tallest building, it was its largest by land mass, and thus the city's biggest demolition job.
The cordon reduction is part of a programme that'll see all the main streets in the central city open to the public by the end of this month.
Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) CEO Roger Sutton says lots of people have been in to explore the newly-opened stretch of the city: ''Opening it as much as we can as fast as we can gives everyone a boost. I expect the central city to be busy as people explore those areas that they haven't seen in two years."
PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PWC) Tower demolition, September 2012

1 comment:

Benji said...

WOW! Awesome photo!