BNZ

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Leviathan
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So the news that the former BNZ building on Waterloo Quay is coming down is perhaps not really that surprising – it has, after all, been sitting empty, externally unscathed, for the last two years. But is demolition really the best thing for it? There are no doubt many reports floating around the back corridors of power about the state of the building – upon which…

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Leviathan
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Following last week’s large earthquake in Kaikoura (now uprated to 7.8, which is a sizeable monster), a number of buildings in Wellington have been cordoned off, and so far, three buildings have been slated for demolition. They are: the former ICI House (designed by Stephenson & Turner, constructed 1962-65) in 61 Molesworth St. the Statistics building (designed by Jasmax, constructed 2005) at Centreport. the Car Park…

Maximus
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A change of tack for a while: especially with this nasty weather around that we’ve been having. But one in which I can find little historical information on. For a while back there in the 70s and the 80s, it seemed that the way ahead for Wellington was in only one direction: Underground. Furious digging below the streets at the major corner of Willis and Lambton…

Maximus
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Today is a big day for architecture in Wellington. No, not because some architect has been given a gong in the Queen’s Birthday honours list – that hardly ever happens in NZ – we only award people who run, jump, or otherwise sweat their way into awards. I find that curious – that the people who have the biggest effect on the physical world around us,…