Around the corner from High Street, proceeding with more speed than anything else in Christchurch, silently, stealthfully and unnoticed by the media, the demolition of the undamaged Westende Building (2012) progresses. With no “cover boy” photo opportunities wanted by anyone (and not a Member of Parliament to be seen) this 2-year-old building joins the 100’s of other buildings from the central city at the refuse station.
You have got to ask why? For a tree-lined boulevard? In the future?? Well done CCDU, is this how you Regenerate Christchurch? http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/business/the-rebuild/69943811/christchurch-rebuild-from-recovery-to-regeneration
What is the true cost, environmentally, socially, and morally? Was this really necessary?
Ho humm… the last few days of a Christchurch building, demolished for a road way. RIP Whats next !