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3 comments:

  1. Rep. Steven W Lindsey (retired), 28. February 2013, 10:56

    What, someone taking a stand for historic preservation in Kiwi Land?

    Let me take a minute and take it all in!

     
  2. Nora, 28. February 2013, 15:34

    Have today taken a bus to and from the station to Courtenay Place and back and could not help but notice that the majority of the buildings, including the Old DIC building and the Harcourts building, had verandahs. Surely all that is required is strengthening of these as after all the Harcourts Building has been standing for over 85 years and nothing has fallen off yet. However, the Meridian building (very “green”) lost several windows after an earthquake last year.

    Could not help but also observe that with another cruise ship in town, the cameras were out for Public Trust on Stout Street, Stewart Dawsons Corner and across the road the restored Bank of New Zealand arcade.

    The high rise glass towers did not appear to be on the photo shoots…..no heritage or history to record.

     
  3. Maximus, 28. February 2013, 22:48

    Nora – regarding the Meridian building. Sorry to break it to you like this, but – you’re wrong. There was not a single window broken last year – one set of louvres broke a bolt, and some of them got loose. Your exaggeration is way over the top. And regarding the fine array of buildings we have in Wellington – both old and new – people enjoy photographing them all. It takes all kinds to make a world – like you and me. We’re probably quite different, possibly one of us older than the other, but we are both here, and both have a place in the world.

     

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