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Last reviewed: Tue, 07 Sep 2010 RSS

Christchurch Earthquake – Building Demolition (12:30pm, 7 September 2010)



7 September 2010

It is likely to be necessary to demolish two inner city buildings later today.



We are not able to give specific times for any possible demolition.

Media are not allowed inside the cordon unaccompanied, however both sites can be viewed clearly from the edge of the cordon.

Former New Zealand Express Co. Building / MLC Building
160 Manchester Street (corner of Hereford and Manchester Streets)
Seven storey building.
Christchurch City Plan Group 2; New Zealand Historic Places Trust Category 1.
Constructed 1906.
Screen resolution image available.
Go to: North side cordon.

160 Manchester Street (corner of Hereford and Manchester Streets)Seven storey building.Christchurch City Plan Group 2; New Zealand Historic Places Trust Category 1.Constructed 1906.Screen resolution image available.Go to: North side cordon.

Heritage information on the building is available online at: http://www.historic.org.nz/TheRegister/RegisterSearch/RegisterResults.aspx?RID=5307&m=advanced

Cecil House / Country Theme
68-76 Manchester Street (corner St Asaph and Manchester Streets)
Two storey building.
Christchurch City Plan Group 3. ; not listed by New Zealand Historic Places Trust
Neo-classical style.
Constructed 1877.
Screen resolution image available.
Go to: South side cordon

68-76 Manchester Street (corner St Asaph and Manchester Streets)Two storey building.Christchurch City Plan Group 3. ; not listed by New Zealand Historic Places TrustNeo-classical style.Constructed 1877.Screen resolution image available.Go to: South side cordon

Heritage information on Cecil House is available on request.

For further information, please refer to the Christchurch City Council website www.ccc.govt.nz, email or contact the Christchurch City Council call centre on (03) 941 8999 .

Media inquiries can be directed to (03) 941 7373 or 027 241 0244

Authorising Unit: Civil Defence and Emergency Management

Last reviewed: Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Next review: Monday, 7 March 2011

Keywords: demolition, earthquake, heritage, media