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Contractors World International Vol 6 No 1

Half Way There

Christchurch recovery planners re-

cently celebrated reaching 50% of

planned works following the devas-

tating earthquake that did substan-

tial damage to the city and surround

suburbs.

The total of rebuilding esti-

mated cost will exceed $40 billion.

Earthquakes are not unusual in the

country as it lies along a major fault

line.

However, this earthquake was the

most damaging, with several severe

after shocks only adding to the dam-

age caused. Amongst the building that

had to be demolished was Christchurch

Cathedral.

The decision to demolish it divid-

ed the community with many saying

renovation should be undertaken to

preserve one of the city’s most iconic

buildings. However, the general feel-

ing was to ‘rebuild the city better and

stronger’.

The

Stronger

Christchurch

Infrastructure Rebuild Team (SCRIT)

is coordinating the various works led

by the New Zealand Government

SCIRT Celebrates Reaching the

Half Way point.

©2014 SCIRT All Rights

Reserved

Foundations laid for New Bus

Terminal in Christchrch ©2014

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Demolition of the Plaza Hotel

in the centre of Christchurch,

New Zealand. The city cen-

tre is virtually being rebuilt to

provide a new modern, vibrant

city using advanced engineer-

ing techniques to withstand

severe earthquakes