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Building demolition postponed

Christchurch Earthquake - Building demolition postponed

The two buildings outlined below were not demolished today.

A demolition plan for the building at 160 Manchester Street will be developed by the owner.

The process of dismantling the building may take several weeks.

The building at 68-76 Manchester Street does not have a demolition notice in place at this time. A further assessment will be undertaken to determine its future.

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Christchurch City Council Media Advisory Christchurch Earthquake - Building Demolition and Heritage Advice

12.30pm Tuesday 7 September

It is likely to be necessary to demolish two inner city buildings later today.

We are not able to give specific times for any possible demolition.

Media are not allowed inside the cordon unaccompanied, however both sites can be viewed clearly from the edge of the cordon.

Former New Zealand Express Co. Building / MLC Building 160 Manchester Street (corner of Hereford and Manchester Streets) Seven storey building. Christchurch City Plan Group 2; New Zealand Historic Places Trust Category 1. Constructed 1906 Screen resolution image available. Go to: North side cordon H eritage information on the building is available online at: http://www.historic.org.nz/TheRegister/RegisterSearch/RegisterResults. aspx?RID=5307&m=advanced


Cecil House / Country Theme 68-76 Manchester Street (corner St Asaph and Manchester Streets) Two storey building. Christchurch City Plan Group 3 ; not listed by New Zealand Historic Places Trust Neo-classical style. Constructed 1877. Screen resolution image available Go to: South side cordon


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