Heritage tower demolition under way

The Square's Heritage tower will be pulled down

Last updated 12:06 12/06/2013
Heritage tower demolition
David Hallett
GOING: The demolition of the Heritage tower block is under way. The neighbouring Millennium is likely to remain.

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Demolition work has begun on the Heritage Hotel's earthquake-damaged tower block in central Christchurch.

The hotel decided in May that it would not repair the damaged Cathedral Square building and would sell the land after demolition work was completed.

The chairman of the body corporate, George Horsburgh, said it could take at least nine months to bring the tower down.

The historic Old Government Building next door, which is also owned by the Heritage group, had been due to reopen in mid-May, but it is now likely to open in August.

The tower's other neighbour, the Millennium Hotel, may be repaired.

This month, shareholders were told the hotel was "assessed as repairable" by engineers.

However, it would be two years before the 179-room hotel could take guests.

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