Last November’s earthquake caused major damage in Wellington, but fortunately not to most of its heritage buildings.
The nature of the quake and the type of shaking it induced mostly affected some multi-storey modern structures. Two of these, an office block and a parking building, have had to be demolished. It has recently been announced that the 10-year old Ministry of Defence building will also be coming down. Other badly damaged modern buildings may yet have to be demolished when investigations have been completed. Internal damage in other buildings has been severe.
Most heritage buildings, however, were not badly affected. (more…)
Our city is well endowed with open spaces and natural areas which are enjoyed by many Wellingtonians. Earlier this year the City Council initiated a review of its policies for open spaces. Historic Places Wellington made a submission to the review, seeking better recognition of the heritage values in these spaces. (more…)