Scaffolding collapse in central Auckland

The collapse viewed from the neighbouring ANZ Centre.
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The collapse viewed from the neighbouring ANZ Centre.

A large wall of scaffolding has collapsed across Federal Square in central Auckland, near St Patrick's Cathedral.

A construction worker at the site said the scaffolding toppled about 8am on Thursday due to "gusty winds".

He said that "no one was on or under it" at the time.

The scaffolding toppled on Thursday morning.
Amanda Saxton/ FAIRFAX NZ

The scaffolding toppled on Thursday morning.

"Now we're just figuring out how to take it down," he said.

The scaffolding was being used in the construction of a new apartment block facing Federal Square, on Swanson St.

Construction company Naylor Love is behind the project, and have been contacted for comment.

A wall of scaffolding collapsed across Federal Square in central Auckland, near the Sky Tower and St Patrick's ...
Amanda Saxton

A wall of scaffolding collapsed across Federal Square in central Auckland, near the Sky Tower and St Patrick's Cathedral, on Thursday morning.

Strong westerly winds gusting up to 57kmh have been blowing through the city today.

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