Just a quick question to the architectural / urban world out there – what the heck is happening to this building? I thought it was just a quick repaint job at first, because the whole place is less than 20 years old – 15? 10 ? – but something weird is going on.

Is this why there is a shortage of scaffolding in Wellington?

It has been covered with scaffolding for months now – maybe for a year? Some endless project. More time than it takes just to put a layer of paint on. Perhaps, just perhaps, it is having all its cladding replaced. Has anyone got any inside info?

I presume there are still people living in there somewhere?