Sign: Pyne Gould Corporation
One twisted rectangular metal sign engraved with the words 'Pyne Gould Corporation' in black. Recovered from the Pyne Gould Corporation Building following the 22 February earthquake.
The Pyne Gould Corporation (PGC) building, which was located on Cambridge Terrace in central Christchurch, collapsed during the 22 February 2011 earthquake with 18 people losing their lives. This badly damaged sign, one of many that originally marked the building, demonstrates the severity of the force behind the earthquake. The PGC building was the subject of extensive media coverage in the immediate aftermath of the earthquake as a number of survivors were rescued from the building following the collapse. The sign itself was retrieved from the rubble by Nikau Construction, the company employed to demolish what was left of the building.