Digital Photograph: Earthquake damage to the Lyttelton Timeball Station.

Michael Davies
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16 Jun 2011
One landscape colour digital photograph taken on 16 June 2011 showing the site of the Timeball Station after its collapse. Part of the ground floor remains visible. Photograph taken from Oxford Street Overbridge.
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The 13 June 2011 earthquakes caused the collapse of the already damaged Lyttelton Timeball Station. After the 22 February earthquakes the New Zealand Historic Places Trust decided to deconstruct the badly damaged building to preserve its building materials for future reuse. This process was underway in June 2011, with workers suspended from a crane in a basket working on the building, when the first of two large earthquakes occurred. Despite the additional damage sustained in these aftershocks, the methodical deconstruction and site clearance continued. In May 2013 it was announced that a one million dollar donation had been made to help restore the tower of the 1876 landmark.
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Reserve Terrace; Inner Harbour
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