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A view east along Worcester Boulevard.  

The crane is being used to access areas of the west end of the Cathedral as we prepare elements of the building for the installation of the structural steel frame.  

The steel frame, which will look similar to this illustration, will be installed in coming months to stabilise this area of the building.   🏗Image attachment

A view east along Worcester Boulevard.

The crane is being used to access areas of the west end of the Cathedral as we prepare elements of the building for the installation of the structural steel frame.

The steel frame, which will look similar to this illustration, will be installed in coming months to stabilise this area of the building. 🏗
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August 7th

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In the coming months ????

exciting

About time

Will the frame be there permanently or is it just a temporary make safe structure?

Flowers are appearing in our gardens as spring nears.    

To brighten your day, heres one of the incredible floral carpets that decorated the Cathedral years ago during the Floral Festival.  
 
Based on the Cathedral’s iconic rose window it was designed by Elaine Alexander, with many volunteers helping to assemble it.    You can see in Elaine’s sketch the types of flowers and greenery used.  💐🌹🌿
 
#Cathedrals #Flowerfestival #floralcarpets #ChristchurchNZImage attachmentImage attachment

Flowers are appearing in our gardens as spring nears.

To brighten your day, here's one of the incredible floral carpets that decorated the Cathedral years ago during the Floral Festival.

Based on the Cathedral’s iconic rose window it was designed by Elaine Alexander, with many volunteers helping to assemble it. You can see in Elaine’s sketch the types of flowers and greenery used. 💐🌹🌿

#Cathedrals #Flowerfestival #floralcarpets #ChristchurchNZ
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August 5th

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Deborah Stuart Anderson, those were amazing times.

What's happened on site lately?

Top and bottom left and middle: Immediately after the earthquakes the turret from the South Porch was placed on the southern side of the Cathedral to keep it safe. We have now carefully relocated it closer to the southern boundary to maximise the space we can use for construction.

The concrete pad is very heavy, so wooden sheets were put on the grass to ensure the crane didn’t sink into the grass.

Bottom right: People will need to work up close to the Cathedral at times during the stabilisation. In addition to checking that any obviously loose material is fixed (or removed) before carrying out the work, this purpose-built protective cage will provide another level of protection for people when close work cannot be avoided.
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July 24th

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Thankyou for sharing & keeping us up to date👍

Thanks so much for the update :)

How exciting

Hi-viz pink is the new hi-viz orange. 🏗🛎😉Image attachment

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July 17th

What's happening on site?

Left and top right - If you looked through the viewing panel to the west of the Cathedral today you would have seen a contractor preparing pallets. We use these to store reusable stone, which is catalogued and stored off site.

Right - Our new vehicle entry gate gives vehicles entering and exiting the site greater visibility. This is an important improvement as there are many pedestrians, vehicles and trams to the north of the Cathedral.

Bottom - Contractors have installed a folded sheet metal barrier so that roof slates do not pose a safety risk to workers below. (See the edge of the roof behind the yellow part of the crane.)
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July 14th

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Wow looking good,cant wait to see it this summer

What’s the black surface on the pallets? More than just paint maybe?

Joe Van Wyk

Robert Oxley Geoff Robinson Robbie Baigent

Pablo Baguingey kuy is that you?

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How many cardboard tubes are holding up the roof of our very special ChristChurch Cathedral Transitional New Zealand? How were they made?

And, how wide are the walls of the Cathedral in the Square? What are they made of?

Find out at 10am Wednesday 15th July, Transitional Cathedral, Hereford Street.

There are plenty of things for the kids to see and touch. We even have some angel heads retrieved from the Rose Window to see.
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July 10th

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The first question is a trick question, cause the answer is zero 😉 The cardboard tubes don’t hold anything up, they’re just for decoration - the timber beams inside them hold up the roof. Do I win? 😜 hehe

Looking for a weekend activity? Get into town and do the Avon Loop Treasure Hunt!    

Walk along Oxford Terrace from either Fitzgerald Ave or Willow Street, find the answers to 8 questions, then send in your form!

Prizes include a $750 Evo Cycles voucher or one of two $500 kayak packages from Paddlerzone!

Enter the photo competition too and youll go in the draw to win a Pomeroy’s voucher.

Print your entry forms here: https://www.otakaroltd.co.nz/news-and-videos/avon-loop-treasure-hunt/

Looking for a weekend activity? Get into town and do the Avon Loop Treasure Hunt!

Walk along Oxford Terrace from either Fitzgerald Ave or Willow Street, find the answers to 8 questions, then send in your form!

Prizes include a $750 Evo Cycles voucher or one of two $500 kayak packages from Paddlerzone!

Enter the photo competition too and you'll go in the draw to win a Pomeroy’s voucher.

Print your entry forms here: www.otakaroltd.co.nz/news-and-videos/avon-loop-treasure-hunt/
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July 8th

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Phil Borell Stephenie Borell Sami Iri school holiday adventures

I wish!

What a difference two months make.  

Top- April 2020.  Bottom- July 2020, with a new, safer vehicle gate in place, portacabins in place, and physical work underway. 

#cathedral #rebuild #Christchurch #reinstateImage attachment

What a difference two months make.

Top- April 2020. Bottom- July 2020, with a new, safer vehicle gate in place, portacabins in place, and physical work underway.

#cathedral #rebuild #christchurch #reinstate
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July 7th

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It now looks like some people care, not deserted like it did before

So lucky to have been up in the spire twice. Can’t wait to go in again. It’ll be such a symbolic come back for chch.

Fantastic to see great progress at last...💒

Can't wait to go in the restored Cathedral. Be awesome hearing the bells ringing in the square again xx

Fantastic progress, the site looks great!

Amazing what can happen in a couple of months

Cole Brazier

I wish i could visit this cathedral once in my life. When ever i see a posy from this page and watch this cathederal it takes me to some other world. Amen

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This crane is enabling access to higher areas of the west end. We are preparing for the installation of a steel support frame in coming months. ...

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We’ve recently moved the turret (from the south porch) further away from the Cathedral, to maximise the area we can use for construction. The concrete pad on which the turret sits is very heavy, so the wooden sheets on the grass helped ensure the crane did not sink into the grass. ...

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Watch the Frank Film at frankfilm.co.nz/changing-south-2019/choristers/ ...

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We love how Emily shows our Cathedral with muscles! ...

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Meet Gary our seriously enthusiastic Senior Site Manager. He’s been in the industry for 30 years and he’s proud to be working on this iconic project. “The enthusiasm is obvious in everyone in the team.” ...

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We are carefully moving parts of the Wigram Wall so it does not get damaged while we work. Made of Hoon Hay stone, it was erected through a bequest from Sir Henry Wigram. ...

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