Digital Photograph: Demolition of Coastal Living, London Street, Lyttelton

Michael Davies
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15 Apr 2011
One portrait colour digital photograph taken on 15 April 2011 showing the demolition of Coastal Living Design Store on London Street. This photograph shows the building's flagpole being salvaged for the building owner during the demolition. Also visible are the stock and shop fittings which were unable to be retrieved.
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In Christchurch's Central Business District many high profile demolitions took place out of public view in the Red Zone. By contrast, the demolitions on London Street after the 22 February 2011 earthquakes attracted sizable audiences. People gathered to witness the disappearing buildings and to informally share stories. The mood of the people in this sequence of photographs showing the digger pulling down the group of buildings, including Coastal Living Design Store, is also captured in the documentary When a City Falls directed by Gerard Smyth.
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