Crowne Plaza demolition captured

RACHEL YOUNG
Last updated 09:18 02/05/2012
Christchurch Casino

Timelapse video taken from the roof of the Christchurch Casino showing the deconstruction of the Crowne Plaza hotel.

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The demolition of Christchurch's Crowne Plaza has been captured in a timelapse video.

A camera was set up on the Christchurch Casino's roof on January 16 this year after the demolition was announced.

Christchurch Casino PC support Brendan Cowan said the camera streamed live to the website with a snapshot taken every 30 seconds from 6.30am to 7.30pm daily.

Cowan then saved an image from every 10-minute slot before combining the images into a video yesterday.

"We thought people near and far would appreciate being able to see such a Christchurch landmark being deconstructed so we took the opportunity."

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