Old railway station demolition begins

Last updated 05:00 15/08/2012
Daniel Tobin

Demolition has started on the Science Alive building that previously was the railway station in Moorhouse Ave.

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Demolition has begun on the old Christchurch railway station building that housed Science Alive! and a Hoyts cinema.

The fate of the 52-year-old Moorhouse Ave building was sealed in May when part-owner Science Alive! said its part of the building was beyond repair.

At the time, Science Alive! chief executive Neville Petrie said that the extent of the damage meant repairs costing about $30 million were not an economic option for a charitable trust.

Engineering reports found the building had suffered moderate earthquake damage.

The building's clock was removed last week and will be used again when Science Alive! rebuilt.

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