Christchurch Cathedral is coming down: Anglican Ink, November 15, 2012 November 15, 2012Posted by geoconger in Anglican Church of Aotearoa New Zealand & Polynesia, Anglican Ink.
Tags: Christchurch Cathedral, Christchurch earthquake, Victoria Matthews
A New Zealand court has turned back a legal challenge from an architectural preservation group that sought to block the demolition of Christchurch Cathedral.
On 15 Nov 2012 the court rejected the petition of the Great Christchurch Buildings Trust brought against the trustees of the property, the Church Property Trust (CPT) that argued the earthquake ravaged cathedral could not be torn down as it was protected by an act of Parliament that protected historic church buildings.
Justice Lester Chisholm held the cathedral could be demolished, if a new cathedral was constructed in its place. “Unless the terms of the Cathedral trust are varied, either the structure that remains will have to be repaired or it will have to be replaced by another Cathedral.”\
Read it all in Anglican Ink.