Westpac building demo continues

Last updated 05:00 10/07/2012
The Westpac building in Cashel St
DON SCOTT/Fairfax NZ

The Westpac building in Cashel St

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Demolition work continues on a central Christchurch landmark.

The 14-storey Westpac building in Cashel St was last year approved for demolition after it sustained major damage in the earthquakes.

Now, like so many other Christchurch buildings, only a shell remains.

The hexagonal office tower was built at a cost of $6.4 million for the Canterbury Savings Bank (later Trust Bank) in early 1983 and originally included a ground-floor shopping arcade.

The building has changed hands several times. At the time of the February 2011 quake it was owned by Miles Middleton, of Christchurch.

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