Demolition of heritage quake building begins (PHOTOS)
Demolition work began today on the 1874 Cranmer Courts building in Kilmore St in central Christchurch.
It was formerly known as the Christchurch Normal School and more recently iwas converted into private apartments.
But the earthquakes have taken a severe toll and a last-ditch effort to save the Gothic Revival building failed last week.
Working in tandem, they make quick work of the end wall
Protesters quietly make their point
The ornate main entrance to Cranmer Courts
Some of the features are still intact – but not for long
Stone cladding took a hit from the earthquakes
Restoration work is under way at the Arts Centre, Worcester Boulevard. The work will take millions of dollars over several years.
The battered McKenzie and Willis building facade, corner of Tuam and High Sts