Digital Photograph: Partial Demolition of the Old Lyttelton Harbour Board Offices, corner of Oxford Street and Norwich Quay, Lyttelton

Michael Davies
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16 Jun 2011
One landscape colour digital photograph taken on 16 June 2011 showing the partial demolition of the old Lyttelton Harbour Board Offices on the corner of Oxford Street and Norwich Quay. The photograph shows the temporary roof being constructed over the original ground floor of the building. At the time of the 22 February 2011 earthquake the building was occupied by Maritime New Zealand and Fuse Cafe. The rear modern section of the building was occupied by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and the Environment Canterbury Harbourmaster. Photograph taken from Oxford Street Overbridge.
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Three years after the 2010-2011 earthquakes there are still many uncertainties about which buildings can or will be retained. The partial deconstruction of the old Lyttelton Harbour Board Building has enabled the modern extension to reopen. In a case of history repeating itself one of the tenants in the new part of the building is the Environment Canterbury Harbourmaster’s Office. Prior to the 1987 Local Government reforms the position of Harbourmaster was part of the Lyttelton Harbour Board.
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Norwich Quay; Oxford Street
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