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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Central Library update

The following is from the Central Library's website (here). The last sentence of the last paragraph makes particularly interesting reading.
Central Library on Gloucester Street remains closed
24 August 2011
Christchurch City Council has received a detailed engineering evaluation of the Central Library in Gloucester Street following the February and June earthquakes.
The report shows the building performed well and is not an earthquake risk. There is some non-structural damage to the building, such as cracking, including the floor slab on the library’s ground floor. A number of other buildings near the library are also damaged and awaiting demolition or further assessment. There is currently no timeline for those demolitions.
We appreciate your continued support and would encourage you to visit our newest central city library, the Central South City Library. The library is in a refurbished store in South City Mall in Colombo Street. Keep an eye out on this website for more details on another new library planned for Peterborough Street in the next two months.
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