Thursday, November 17, 2011

Lean pickings

Although only three and a half years old, the Gallery Apartments in Christchurch is on a post-earthquake lean and has to come down. The block is cheek by jowl with the Christchurch Art Gallery and fears that the building could collapse onto the Gallery have strained nerves and demanded the time-consuming relocation of the collection to the other side of the building. Now a crane is in place and the unpicking of the 14 storeyed building will begin. You can keep up to date with developments on Notes from the bunker, Christchurch Art Gallery’s entertaining blog.
Image: the Gallery Apartments and Christchurch Art Gallery