Time-lapse reveals Clarendon's fate

Last updated 10:04 08/02/2013

Relevant offers

Christchurch Earthquake 2011

Kairaki - the village that refused to surrender Breach of rights in quake is new worry Fresh perspective on Christchurch's AMI stadium Aranui homeowner's insurance battle nears end Drone cameras capture bird's eye views of Christchurch quake damage Christchurch's red zones: drone's eye view Video: Quake-damaged Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament Christchurch rebuild will be legacy to engineer Quake-stricken Band Rotunda target of thieves Quake zone in transition

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) has released a time-lapse video of central Christchurch taken between February 1, 2012, and January 31, 2013.

Shot from the roof of the HSBC Tower in Worcester Blvd, the two-minute video depicts changes to the central-city landscape towards Cathedral Square.

The camera is focused on the demolition of the Clarendon Tower, with a crane slowly dismantling the 17-storey building.

Other demolitions can be seen in the far background, including the Holiday Inn, the Westpac building and the Hotel Grand Chancellor.

Because of equipment issues, there was a short period where the camera did not film, Cera said.

Ad Feedback

- The Press

Comments

Special offers
Opinion poll

Is it worth spending extra to repair heritage buildings?

Yes, Christchurch needs to invest in its heritage buildings

No, we should embrace modern design if it is cheaper and quicker

Only some heritage buildings are worth the money

Vote Result

Related story: Landmark church nearly $1m short

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content