My current favourite building. Old, definitely decrepit, but there is something about this building that I just really like. Is it the proportion? The colour? The fact the paint is peeling off? Or just the two iconic, muscular, male figures doing hard work over a stark white anvil?
I can only presume that this was once a house for the Unionists in Wellington, going purely from the sculpture (backed up by the colour, of course). Never been in here. No idea if it is an earthquake risk or not. It is clearly uncared for, but does that mean it is on the down and out list?
So much better than the mirror-glass monster next door (that honestly should be demolished immediately), Anvil House still seems to be on the radar as a home for creative companies. Best seen with the light glancing across the facade at about 3pm.