Christchurch Cathedral

Christchurch Cathedral

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KiwiKerry53
Wellington, New Zealand4,579 contributions
Jul 2021
As a Kiwi, there is so much sadness when I see the ruins of the iconic cathedral so many years later. The fantastic news is that work on the rebuild has now begun. What a job, but no matter the cost or religious affiliation, Christchurch deserves its cathedral back along with all the other lovely stone buildings.
Written 29 June 2022
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flyingeagle2223
Dunedin, New Zealand344 contributions
Jan 2022
even as this poor church continues to sit as a small ruin what is still left remaining is beautiful .. although im sure there is supposed to be work happening on it, as they have covered the front up... reminder to a terrible earthquake
Written 5 March 2022
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Sus1952
Palmerston North, New Zealand2,047 contributions
Feb 2022
It is so good that this heritage building is being repaired. We got a marvellous view of the rebuild from one of the upper balconies in the library. It is such a big task ahead and I do wonder if I will ever see it completed.
Written 28 February 2022
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markilee
Auckland, New Zealand968 contributions
Feb 2021
This Cathedral has been like this since the earthquake, it is just a jumble of stone bricks and pretty depressing to see.
Written 12 February 2021
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Naina-Damani
London, UK1,032 contributions
Feb 2020
Christchurch Cathedral is located in the city of Christchurch and it is the focal point of Cathedral Square.
Written 12 December 2020
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia10,750 contributions
Dec 2020
On 22 Nov. 2011, a quake hit Christchurch, leaving 185 dead and thousands of buildings destroyed, among them Christchurch Cathedral. It took years to decide on the Cathedral's fate. Now the Victorian Gothic structure is being rebuilt. Rebuilding will take 10 years and cost $100 million, but the building will withstand any future quake, engineers say. Christchurch Cathedral is one of the city's highlights. Nothing can prevent future earthquakes but this icon of the city's identity will be built to last.
Written 3 December 2020
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Jaroslav Nečas
Brno, Czech Republic916 contributions
Dec 2019
Cathedral was damaged by 2 consecutice earthquakes in 2010 and 2011 still waiting to be fully repaired. Today is inaccessible and surronded by wire.
Written 26 November 2020
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia10,750 contributions
Dec 2019
In years gone by, the most prominent structure in Christchurch was the Cathedral The Cathedral began constructiton in 1864 and was completd in 1904. It was built in Gothic Revival style by a prominent British architect. For an Anglican congregation "Christchurch" has an auspicious resonance.. The Cathedral became associated with Christchurch. Unfortunately, New Zealand is not known as the "Shakey Isles" for nothing. Following a series of earthquakes that did minor damage, the 2011 eathquake resulted in the partial demolition of the Cahedral. After years of indecision, it was eventually decided in September 2017 that the Cathedral would be rebuilt..Work is expected to commence soon.
Written 13 April 2020
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Alf W
Greater Sydney, Australia67 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
This is worthwhile seeing, even though one can’t get inside it’s worth while seeing. This building must have been lovely building before the earthquake. It’s a must see
Written 7 April 2020
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BigBrian_11
Tring, UK483 contributions
Feb 2020
It is worse than sad to see this once beautiful religious building languishing in apparent squalor. Since the earthquake disaster in 2011 little has been done to resurrect it to it's former glory. I know Christchurch had other priorities at the time, but as a previous T.A. reviewer said : "9 years is too long" !
Written 29 March 2020
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