This is not quite as bad a condition as the cathedral in the square, but the towers are broken, with the fron of each tower opened like a sythe hit the stonework.
This was a Bike and Model shop when I were a little fella... 45 years ago!
Now it is an empty site, I'm afraid.
Peterborough Apartments has been empty since 22/2/2011. May come down by machine, but there are about 37 owners vs CERA...
This Barbodoes, Cashel corner has been vacant for quite a long time now.
...think this was badly damaged 4 Sept 2010, Francis.
With the church gone, they have put 185 white chairs on the site - one for every person who lost their lives due to the 22 Feb 11 shake sequence.
But stil the shakes go on - to quote Canterburyquakelive.com at 1:01am 10/9/2012:-
Last shake #11967 was Magnitude 2.09 (II) at 17.19 km at 1:57pm, about 11 hr 3 mins ago, 50 metres from *510 Linwood Ave, Woolston, Christchurch 8062, New Zealand
As at 8 Sept 2012, the top half is gone. Give it another 6 months it will be all down.
Building on LHS is still there, but not sure if it will be in a year or so.
This is on the 'Go-ing list' as it seems to have outlived its usefull life.
The river (sea?) wall in the foreground is badly moved and broken is several places.
At the closed point to a 'Joint' in this image, back to the bridge (where image taken), it is leaning about 50cm into the river at the top.
Lots of ground movenment around here.
Can not see CERA saving this quaint building, nor the CCC or business owner.
This little building has been 'pulled apart', and is still sitting on the ground, but in several bits, all wrapped up, around and over.
Needs some extensive TLC, I think...
While the model on the bike may well be gone, as are the buildings on either side, however, Shands Emporium is still there - or it was only 6 days ago, Francis.
But it is up for sale "For nix, as long as you relocate it, fix it and pay for it...."
It would need a few $$$, I'd reckon, though.
Cheers, Peter, eastern ChCh