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Offline Diggis

Christchurch Rebuild
« on: February 27, 2011, 12:47:40 PM »
I guess this is as good a place for this as any. 

Just a message of support to anyone in or around Christchurch last Tuesday.  As many of you will know, Christchurch was struck by a 7.1 earthquake in Sept last year and were lucky to come away largely unscathed.  However, there have been constant after shocks in the 3-4 range, including 2 very strong ones over Christmas.  And then last Tuesday a 6.3, which was shallower that the Sept quake, struck causing wide spread damage and significant loss of life.  The CBD is all but destroyed and they are talking of a clean up of months before rebuilding can even be considered.

My heart goes out to all our members affected, especially those with family and friends in the area.  I consider myself to be very lucky to have had all my friends report in safe and hope the same can be said for every on here.


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Re: Christchurch Rebuild
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2011, 03:58:53 PM »
It is devastating. Our (little) office there is a block from the cathedral. It a beautiful city. Anyone interested in the Brutalist style architecture would love Canterbury University.

A colleague sent me this...

"So how many earthquakes has Christchurch had?   4,953 since the one in Sept last year! Check out http://www.christchurchquakemap.co.nz/ to have the frequency, size and number of quakes visually represented. Set it the last 24 hours or Tuesday 22nd Feb, or even 6/9/10 (329 quakes in 1 day !)"

The website shows you howe much this part of the world is subject to the forces of nature.
David, aka deadwoods

Offline catty

Re: Christchurch Rebuild
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2011, 09:49:29 PM »

My Sister lives in Darfield so was at the epicentre of the last earthquake, house was still standing afterwards but alot of damage, last Monday someone from the Earthquake Commission finally turned up to check the house and had agreed to pay for everything and the next day this happens, no more damage this time, but her Father-In-Law has just the clothes he was wearing when he went out on Tuesday as his house is gone, but he's alive and that's the main thing.

Its been gut-wrenching watching the news at night, and being gratefully at the same time that nobody in the family got hurt and for one reason or another wasn't in any of the badly effected areas when it happened.

Stuff.co.nz have put together some before and after shots of some of the buildings in Christchurch

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/christchurch-earthquake/4705106/Photos-Before-and-after-the-Christchurch-earthquake

 :(
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Re: Christchurch Rebuild
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2011, 01:25:57 AM »
This is horrible. I hate Earthquakes. I was in two major ones myself. La Jolla Ca. in 84, and the Northridge in 94. I am glad however that there are survivors.And buildings can be rebuilt.My thoughts and hopes are with those affected by this tragedy. And I am here If I can help in any way. - Jason
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Offline Diggis

Re: Christchurch Rebuild
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2011, 09:09:38 AM »
Hey guys, thanks for the messages of support.  Catty, I'm glad your family is ok.  I keep waiting for someone to say they lost a loved on and have been very fortunate so far that no one has.  I just hope that that was the release the earth needed to settle down again and let Christchurch get on with it again.

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Re: Christchurch Rebuild
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2011, 03:22:01 PM »

People are now talking about re-building Christchurch and what would it look like, a few enthusiastic people have set up a website as they would like the new city to be an Elevated Garden City, not sure how it would look in RL or how it would work but it certainly looks interesting ...

http://www.elevatedgardencity.com/
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Re: Christchurch Rebuild
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2011, 08:40:21 AM »
Looks pretty good in my opinion. :) It's sad that so many beautiful buildings were destoroyed, are there any plans of rebuilding them?
Has it really been almost 2 years?
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Offline catty

Re: Christchurch Rebuild
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2011, 08:54:47 PM »

As far as I know some are going to be "de-constructed" and rebuild later using the saved materials

two that will be definitely be rebuild or repaired are the

Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cathedral_of_the_Blessed_Sacrament,_Christchurch


The Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, Christchurch, NZ by pandrcutts, on Flickr


CatholicCathedral by Edwin Flores, Sr, on Flickr


and the Christchurch Cathedral  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christchurch_Cathedral


Cathedral Square Christchurch - 4 by lemoncat1, on Flickr


Christchurch Earthquake 22/02/11 by geoftheref, on Flickr

catty
I meant," said Ipslore bitterly, "what is there in this world that truly makes living worthwhile?" DEATH thought about it. "CATS," he said eventually, "CATS ARE NICE.

Offline Diggis

Re: Christchurch Rebuild
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2011, 02:24:17 PM »
Just had a quick squiz over the Elevated City.  Interesting concept.  Functionally difficult to construct but by no means insurmountable.  The hard part would be convincing landowners to buy into it.

I hear things are still shaking a bit down there. I really hope it settles down soon and lets the poor rattled residents recover and move forward.

Offline catty

Re: Christchurch Rebuild
« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2011, 03:07:40 AM »

Help decide what Christchurch is going to look like in the Future

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Magnetic South is an online idea-generating game designed to help people explore the future together. Whether you have five hours or five minutes, you can help explore what the future will be like, and what this will mean for the decisions we make for our city.  Draw on the collected knowledge and creativity of everyone playing to spotlight unexpected challenges, and help reveal new solutions to keep Christchurch vibrant and thriving in the next few decades.

http://www.magneticsouth.net.nz/

Game starts at 9 am Friday 24 June
I meant," said Ipslore bitterly, "what is there in this world that truly makes living worthwhile?" DEATH thought about it. "CATS," he said eventually, "CATS ARE NICE.

Offline Wiimeiser

Re: Christchurch Rebuild
« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2011, 06:41:58 AM »
It's over. I would've liked plans for a motorway network (or at least a continuous bypass link between its two motorways), it's like the second or third biggest city in NZ.
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Offline catty

Re: Christchurch Rebuild
« Reply #11 on: August 11, 2011, 01:33:36 PM »

The draft plan for the rebuild of Christchurch has been released, people will also have a chance from the 16th of August to make comments on it, its got its own website here

http://www.centralcityplan.org.nz/

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“We propose to widen and celebrate the banks of the Avon River/Ōtakaro as Christchurch’s new riverfront park; introduce a light rail system to initially connect the University of Canterbury and the Central City; build a new sports hub with an Olympic-size aquatic facility and indoor stadium; develop a new Central Library and a world-class convention centre; green Cathedral Square; and create a network of neighbourhood parks and gardens spread throughout the Central City.”

 :)
I meant," said Ipslore bitterly, "what is there in this world that truly makes living worthwhile?" DEATH thought about it. "CATS," he said eventually, "CATS ARE NICE.

Offline catty

Re: Christchurch Rebuild
« Reply #12 on: July 30, 2012, 07:13:42 AM »

Its been quite some time since the draft plan to rebuild the Christchurch CBD was released for people to comment on, the final plan for the rebuild has now been released and you can download it from here ... its 120 pages long

http://media.nzherald.co.nz/webcontent/document/pdf/201231/Christchurch%20Central%20recovery%20plan.pdf

More details here  http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/rebuilding-christchurch/7378437/Rebuild-plan-for-Christchurch-unveiled

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I meant," said Ipslore bitterly, "what is there in this world that truly makes living worthwhile?" DEATH thought about it. "CATS," he said eventually, "CATS ARE NICE.

Offline catty

SCIRT (Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team)
« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2012, 05:29:47 PM »
Hi Guys

A bit about SCIRT (Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team) their job is to rebuild the city's earthquake damaged roads, fresh water, wastewater and stormwater networks.

In the Month of July they spent $18 million. Monthly spend on SCIRT work is forecast to grow to $40 million each month and they estimate that they are going to need to hire additional 1,000 workers during the next 12 months on top of the existing staff they have already.

A few links

http://strongerchristchurch.govt.nz/

http://www.rebuildchristchurch.co.nz/blog/2012/3/scirt-e-news-9-march-2012

http://www.ccc.govt.nz/thecouncil/newsmedia/mediareleases/2012/201202031.aspx

The City is now having to deal with flooding along with everything else

http://www.ccc.govt.nz/thecouncil/newsmedia/mediareleases/2012/201208133.aspx

-catty
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I meant," said Ipslore bitterly, "what is there in this world that truly makes living worthwhile?" DEATH thought about it. "CATS," he said eventually, "CATS ARE NICE.

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Re: Christchurch Rebuild
« Reply #14 on: August 13, 2012, 06:12:21 PM »
Sorry for the double post, but next time you do a bit of a city upgrade, this is what it means in RL

1.4 km stormwater pipe laid

530 Work notices distributed to 116,000 residents

80 projects totalling $185 million dollars currently under construction

187 projects totalling $73 milllion dollars being handed back to asset owners

114 projects totalling $796 million dollars being designed.

830 km of the 1600 km wastewater network needing assessment (over 100 mm diameter) completed using CCTV and multi-criteria assessment

29 projects totalling $123 million dollars being estimated.

18.6 km fresh water pipe laid

$1177 million dollars is the total value of work within the rebuild programme

91,990 sq m road pavement laid

430 km of 900 km of storm water network needing assessment (over 100 mm diameter) completed using CCTV and multi-criteria assessment

2000 Face-to-face interactions about our work

38.4 km wastewater pipe laid

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Re: Christchurch Rebuild
« Reply #15 on: August 13, 2012, 07:50:10 PM »
hey Catty

Sorry for the double post, but next time you do a bit of a city upgrade, this is what it means in RL

I'm glad you double posted. A reminder of the what is happening elsewhere reminds me how fortunate I am. Thanks for the information.

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Offline catty

Re: Christchurch Rebuild
« Reply #16 on: August 13, 2012, 08:09:36 PM »

The roads are so damaged that they had to set up a website so Christchurch residents could work out how to get from home to work and back again each day

http://www.transportforchristchurch.govt.nz/
I meant," said Ipslore bitterly, "what is there in this world that truly makes living worthwhile?" DEATH thought about it. "CATS," he said eventually, "CATS ARE NICE.

Offline catty

Re: Christchurch Rebuild
« Reply #17 on: October 11, 2012, 01:12:48 PM »
Another link, this time its to the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) Picture Gallery

http://cera.govt.nz/photo-gallery

and something that's a bit   :(  the demolitions list

http://cera.govt.nz/demolitions/list

-catty
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Offline catty

Festival of Transitional Architecture and LUXCITY
« Reply #18 on: October 14, 2012, 03:05:42 PM »
Coming soon is the Festival of Transitional Architecture (FESTA) is a new annual event for the city of Christchurch. From 20-28 October 2012, celebrate and explore temporary architecture and DIY urbanism in Christchurch, LUXCITY, our opening night event, is a city made from light for one night only

http://www.creative.auckland.ac.nz/uoa/home/about/events/events/template/event_item.jsp?cid=520101

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LUXCITY, the opening event for the Festival of Transitional Architecture (FESTA), is a city made from light for one night. Over 350 architecture and design students from across New Zealand are designing and constructing 16 installations that use light to create spaces for pop-up functions: bars, cafes, live music venues, theatre and a gallery. The whole of Christchurch will be invited to return to the currently vacant city centre October 20th to enjoy and experience this unique urban atmosphere.

http://festa.org.nz/luxcity

-catty

I meant," said Ipslore bitterly, "what is there in this world that truly makes living worthwhile?" DEATH thought about it. "CATS," he said eventually, "CATS ARE NICE.

Offline RickD

Re: Christchurch Rebuild
« Reply #19 on: October 15, 2012, 04:44:53 AM »
It is very interesting to see how Christchurch is being rebuilt. And I admire the people for not giving up. I have family there but, unfortunately, I never had the chance to visit.

That demolition list is depressing, though. So many buildings and the list goes on and on. I have to admit that I didn't realise it was that bad.
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