'Nothing' left - in any language

Last updated 05:00 06/08/2011
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DEMO JOB: Demolition of The Press building yesterday abbreviated the motto to "Nihil".

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"Nothing" is left.

The Latin for "nothing" is the only word remaining in The Press motto above the door of its former headquarters in Cathedral Square.

The Press motto is "Nihil utile quod non honestum", translated as "Nothing is useful unless it is honest".

Demolition work yesterday abbreviated the motto to "Nihil".

The Press coat of arms above the doorway was moved safely before the archway came down as part of the demolition of the earthquake-damaged building.

The archway stones carved with the motto were salvaged.

Demolition of the old part of The Press complex, which opened in 1909, began on July 21.

Demolition of The Press buildings between Worcester St and Gloucester St, the newspaper sales building across Press Lane and the Metro Cinema in Worcester St will take about two months.

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