Excavators eat eight-storey Christchurch building

03:38, Nov 25 2012
Quickfire demolition, 24-25 November 2012
Progress as at 8.30am Saturday.
Quickfire demolition, 24-25 November 2012
Progress as at 12.30pm Saturday.
Quickfire demolition, 24-25 November 2012
URS House, before demolition began.
Quickfire demolition, 24-25 November 2012
People watch the URS building be eaten away from the coffee caravan at 1pm Sunday.

A quick-fire demolition will see an eight-storey Christchurch building levelled this weekend.

The demolition of the quake-damaged Landsborough House, a former office block on the corner of Gloucester and Durham streets, began today.

Two separate demolition crews will work from 7am to 10pm this weekend to reduce the building to rubble using two high-reach excavators.

Roads around the building will be closed from 7pm Friday until 6am Monday.

Suggested detours around the area will be signposted.

If there are delays to the demolition, a contingency traffic management plan will be put in place by the Christchurch City Council to minimise disruptions.

The building is legally known as URS House.

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