Clock tower slowly disappearing

Last updated 10:25 05/09/2012
Daniel Tobin

Footage of two days' demolition of the old railway station clock tower in Moorhouse Ave.

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Part of the demolition of the clock tower on Christchurch's old railway station site has been captured in a video.

The clock has already been removed from the tower, and Science Alive! intends to use it in its new complex, which may be in the new central city.

Science Alive! chief executive Neville Petrie previously said the centre was still exploring its options for rebuilding Science Alive! in the innovation or cultural precincts outlined in the recently released Christchurch Central Development Unit blueprint.

The cultural precinct was the "preference", Petrie said, but nothing was finalised.

Plans to rebuild on the old railway site in Moorhouse Ave were on hold while discussions were held with building owners in the central city on whether they wanted to sell.

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