Started by Diggis, February 27, 2011, 10:47:40 AM
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Quote from: RickD on October 15, 2012, 02:44:53 AMIt 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.
QuoteThe quake was a "strike-slip event with oblique motion"—mostly horizontal movement with some vertical movement—with reverse thrust (i.e. vertical movement upwards). The vertical acceleration was far greater than the horizontal acceleration. The intensity felt in Christchurch was MM VIII. The peak ground acceleration (PGA) in central Christchurch exceeded 1.8g (i.e. 1.8 times the acceleration of gravity), with the highest recording 2.2g, at Heathcote Valley Primary School, a shaking intensity equivalent to MM X+. This is the highest PGA ever recorded in New Zealand; the highest reading during the September 2010 event was 1.26g, recorded near Darfield. The PGA is also one of the greatest ever ground accelerations recorded in the world
QuoteAn international competition has been launched to design and build an urban village on the northeast side of Latimer Square.The village will have a minimum of 50 dwellings and will occupy a 10,000-square-metre site on the corner of Madras and Gloucester streets.Already nearly 130 architects and designers from around the world have registered their interest in taking part in the competition, which is being run jointly by the Christchurch City Council, the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment, the Christchurch Central Development Unit and Ngai Tahu ....
Quote from: matias93 on October 06, 2016, 10:54:41 PM....keep the most affected areas as riverside parks and try to drain underground water to those places, which could be a very expensive endeavour, considering gravity wouldn't be helpful; maybe something akin to Netherlands' wind powered water pumps could help to reduce the costs....
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