Digital Photograph: Looking east from Norwich Quay, Lyttelton

Michael Davies
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19 Nov 2011
One landscape colour digital photograph taken on 19 November 2011 looking east from Norwich Quay from approximately the base of Canterbury Street. Visible in the photograph are the partially deconstructed former Lyttelton Harbour Board Offices, the Holcim Cement Silos, the Oxford Street Railway Overbridge, Lyttelton Port of Christchurch's storage area and the Lyttelton skyline without the Timeball Station.
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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 rebuild the tower of the 1876 landmark.
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Norwich Quay
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