Digital Photograph: Victoria Street
06 Sep 2010
One landscape colour digital photograph taken on 6 September 2010 showing earthquake damage to buildings on Victoria Street near Bealey Avenue.
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Older brick buildings lacked resistance to the horizontal forces of the earthquakes and many were severely damaged. The decision to demolish the block of shops shown in this photograph was made within days of the 4 September 2010 earthquake. The brick building in the foreground is Knox Presbyterian Church; it also sustained structural damage to its brickwork. The walls of this church were deconstructed, and the rebuild design by Wilkie + Bruce Architects Ltd will accentuate the surviving wooden pillars and triple gabled roof.
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