Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Christchurch CBD - Signs of Rebuild

This weekend was a long weekend (Queen's Birthday weekend) here, and an eventful one at that. Yesterday (Sunday) saw the old central police station tower "imploded" (I've got before and after photos for this to come in a later post), followed by some nice warm weather today (20 degrees for the first day of winter!). Here are some photos I took during an impromptu trip late this afternoon  to check out the rubble from the implosion...

 The new Bus Exchange Building - Partly still under construction, but partly open now.

The new office building on the corner of Montreal and Hereford Streets which replaces the old "St Elmos Courts" (aka the pink apartments).

Long-necked excavator to be used for chewing through the police station rubble

 A silhouetted view of the excavator

Sculpture on the corner of where the Triangle Centre used to be, out in front of the KFC

The Council Chambers - I've always wanted to do a shot like this :)

 New office block being built on Hereford Street. Apparently it should be done by the end of the year.

 The old Lichfield St carparking building being deconstructed.

 The Trams - Now on a longer loop than before the quakes

Lovely Golden Light in Hagley Park

More lovely golden afternoon light around Hagley Park

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