Westende House – A Photo Opportunity for National?

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?

This building is less than 2 years old. Demolished for a tree lined boulevard!

This building is less than 2 years old. Demolished for a tree lined boulevard!

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Ho humm… the last few days of a Christchurch building, demolished for a road way.  RIP  Whats next !

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2 thoughts on “Westende House – A Photo Opportunity for National?

    • yes, I do fail to understand the logic of widening Manchester st. I note that they want to put a new super 3 person Bus stop outside the repaired Trinity church/Shands building site on manchester st. The logic of this staggers me. Its very close to central station and why would you pop a “super stop” outside a lovely Heritage building? (You only need to see what Ballantynes had to do to its front windows on colombo st to see what the outcome of this will be. ) ie completely boarded up now……Dur..

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