Awesome news

NZ Herald

They should auction the rights to push the button. I might go down just to watch.

A multi-storey office block will be blown up in quake-hit Christchurch’s first controlled demolition next month.

The 14-storey Radio Network House building in Worcester St, which housed Newstalk ZB, will be razed with an explosive implosion.

The controlled demolition, which has been approved by the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera), will be the first of its kind in the city since authorities began the massive task of bringing down the hundreds of quake-damaged buildings.


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  • Mediaan

    Must note the date, when they put it out.

    Really good time not to be breathing Christchurch air. Dust, yes, but more seriously dioxins.

  • Neil

    That was one of my thoughts when I heard this – a first time for New Zealand – so maybe a once in a lifetime experience?

    Hey we can even raise the Twin Towers conspiracy here – compare videos etc.etc….lol

  • Mrs Green

    I object most strenuously to this above ground fracking not only will it scare and maim the bird life and plants, it will pollute the air and underground streams, release dangerous gases and be harmful to mankind. It may also singe my moustache.

    I call for an immediate inquiry into this process.

  • davcav

    The building was rooted after the Sept EQ, stairwells being continually braced up. Interesting thing though is the amount of steel in there.