The Old Christchurch
A walk around our broken city on a lovely but cool winters day, Christchurch NZ. June 21, 2012. I found this new exhibition, Reconstruction: conversations on a city 23 Jun 2012 – 16 Sep 2012
The February 2011 Christchurch earthquake destroyed the spire and part of the tower – and severely damaged the structure of the remaining building. The cathedral had been damaged previously by earthquakes in 1881, 1888, 1901, 1922 and 2010.
In late March 2012 work began demolishing the building. A temporary replacement cathedral is being built.