Hotel Grand Chancellor
Christchurch's biggest headache, the Hotel Grand Chancellor. At 26 stories,
it's the cities second tallest building. As is blatantly obvious from this
photo, it's not well.
A few days after the quake, the collapsed corner of the hotel was temporarily
supported with new concrete struts to allow Urban Search and Rescue to enter
The hotel lies in the heart of the city, and until it is demolished it's
likely at least two blocks either side of it will remain off limits for
everyone. How the building is to be demolished safely is still, as far as
I'm aware, unknown.