More buildings demolished in centre

Last updated 05:00 16/05/2012

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Central Christchurch continues to change with the demolition of yet more buildings.

Demolition of several well-known buildings, including the Medlab building in Kilmore St, the Westpac Tower-Canterbury Centre in Cashel St and the Bank of New Zealand building in Cathedral Square, has started.

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority's latest demolition list includes 50 buildings.

Three heritage houses, the Water's Edge Apartments in Ferrymead and Queen Elizabeth II Stadium are on the list, along with the partial demolition of the former civic offices building in Tuam St.

About 770 central-city buildings have been demolished, with about 180 more buildings inside and outside the cordon slated to come down.

Those numbers could rise if pending engineering evaluations deem buildings irreparable or building owners' insurers rule them uneconomic to repair.

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