Digital Photograph: Site of the Harbourlight Theatre, London Street, Lyttelton

Michael Davies
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14 Sep 2012
One landscape colour digital photograph taken on 14 September 2012 showing the site of the Harbourlight Theatre on London Street. The retaining wall at the rear of the site collapsed and part of the adjoining land eroded. Also visible in the photograph are the side walls of the Bank of New Zealand and the former Westpac Branch, now Himalaya Design.
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This view of the site of the Harbourlight Theatre is taken from the same vantage point as 2013.17.80. The rear wall of the theatre was left in place, when the rest of the building was demolished, to support the large excavation into the hillside once occupied by the theatre. The eighteen months of exposure to the weather and continuing aftershocks led to the small landslide at the rear of the site. The loss of many landmark buildings in the commercial centre of Lyttelton has led to the questioning of the ongoing relevance of local design guidelines in the District Plan. These are scheduled for review by 30 June 2014.
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