Christchurch Cathedral

Christchurch Cathedral

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markilee
Auckland, New Zealand961 contributions
AN EARTHQUAKE DAMAGED BUILDING
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
HERITAGE BUILDING.
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, Australia7,489 contributions
Cathedral to rise again
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
Very sad
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, Australia7,489 contributions
New dawn for damaged catheral
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
Christchurch
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, UK453 contributions
Tragic loss for Christian worship.
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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rdubbs08
Edmond, OK5,328 contributions
Such a Sad Reminder
Jan 2020
The cathedral is a sad reminder of the devastation that was a result of the earthquake which shook Christchurch to the core. I do not know the specifics, but it seems that someone should start restoration or free up the space for new development!
Written 22 March 2020
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WayneAP
City of Greater Geelong, Australia3,585 contributions
Devastating to see but looking to the future
Mar 2020 • Couples
We saw the tv coverage at the time but the up close visual of the damage to such an iconic building has an effect on you. Some say that nine years on and nothing has been done is incorrect, this building is not just bricks and mortar it is stone and of variable shape and size there is also a shortage of qualified stonemasons. The people with the responsibility of resurrecting the Cathedral have one chance at making sure that if another earthquake were to happen it will withstand the tremors.
We would love to come back when it’s completed to see it in all it’s glory!
Written 11 March 2020
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zhuhai2007
Christchurch, New Zealand47,861 contributions
9 years is too long!
Feb 2020
Really nothing more to say. It is a terrible reflection of the indecision of the Anglican Church and the sheer Bl**dy-mindedness of a few locals that nothing has yet been done to this former icon of Chch!
Written 1 March 2020
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