Update ChristChurch Cathedral 12:05pm, 25/2/11
Posted on Friday, February 25, 2011 by canterburyearthquake
ChristChurch Cathedral Engineers will this morning begin work required at ChristChurch Cathedral to prepare for the eventual safe removal of deceased persons.
Loose and insecure masonry will be carefully removed from the site of the damaged cathedral to enable USAR teams to safely search through the rubble.
Two cranes will be used for the work, which engineers describe as delicate, difficult and likely to take quite some time.
Engineers will be on site at all times to direct the work. Dean of Christchurch, the Very Rev Peter Beck will be available to speak to media later in the day.