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It’s been just over a month since I last saw the Crown Plaza Hotel. Today, as I walked up Victoria Street I let out a gasp when saw the Forsyth Barr building visible from behind the Crown Plaza Hotel. It’s just such a shocking site to see – one of our iconic buildings torn apart. It really looks like a bomb went off…
It’s quite an experience walking the full length of Victoria Street at the moment. Right at the beginning near Bealey Avenue is the wooden skeleton of Knox Church and beside that is the BDO building that’s part way demolished. On the other side opposite Knox is the shiny new white building that will be home to a finance company. Down the road there are restaurants, fashion boutiques, and cafes open, and then right down the end by Kilmore Street is the open Casino and of course the partly demolished Crown Plaza Hotel.
Published on Saturday, April 14th, 2012, under On the Street