The earthquake damage to the Christchurch Cathedral became the symbol for the event, narrowly edging out the CTV building collapse as one of the lasting images of the time.
This is because the Cathedral caused much debate about what to keep and what to throw away.
If you’re not from Christchurch, it isn’t necessarily easy to understand how much of their collective¬†identity¬†was damaged by the Cathedral collapse, although the subsequent arguments about what was to be done with this private building by public means was probably an indication.
Three options ¬†have been released
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