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Old September 5th, 2010, 12:29 PM   #141
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Old September 5th, 2010, 12:35 PM   #142
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More news and pics of the damage caused by NZ' largest earthquake in 80 years can be viewed HERE

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Old September 5th, 2010, 01:32 PM   #143
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Holy crap that's terrible! Sympathies go out to those on the South Island!

I was going to say I just can't stop looking at this beautiful city because as you say the architecture is fantastic and it all seems so clean. I love the look of Byzantine architecture as there is so much of it here in Bristol. I just hope too much of it hasn't been badly damaged. I fear that people may just tear the rest of old buildings down instead of thinking how to rebuild them as they were.

Glad to hear there were no deaths in Christchurch!
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Old September 5th, 2010, 06:04 PM   #144
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We are all very sad and worried about what happened in your city and are hoping for the best! It is amazing that no one was killed, but the damage looks terrible.
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Old September 5th, 2010, 06:59 PM   #145
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My thoughts are with all those affected by the earthquake. The news broke my heart. But I have no doubt that with patience and courage Christchurch will become a magnificent city again.
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Old September 5th, 2010, 11:52 PM   #146
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Like many people I got to look around immediately afterwards before the cordons came in. These photos were taken in the area that I got to see I can tell you that every single one of the buildings in these photos is damaged in some way. They are still standing yet have big cracks in them, masonry and glass fallen. Even the 15 story Westpac building, mostly hidden in the first photo its supporting columns are cracked all the way through to the roof. Surveyors are going through the city non stop putting red/yellow/green stickers on every building. Fingers crossed they are salvagable.
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Old September 5th, 2010, 11:56 PM   #147
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Was very wierd walking down this street. Many of those very shopfronts were completely exposed. Everybody was just looking stunned. The glass doors were either opened or destroyed. I am amazed there was no looting. Maybe people are better than we give them credit for.
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Old September 6th, 2010, 03:47 AM   #148
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First thought when I read the news...OH NO!!!...those beautiful buildings Sydney showed to us...I hope they are all ok! Then I watched images on the tv news... I was pretty stunned not only because of the destruction (altough quite understandable for the magnitude) but mainly because...no casualties! Some positive stuff out of all of this.

Apart from the not so good facts that Milan has been writing I´m pretty sure the city and NZ will recover from this and make that city glow again. And Sydney we´ll show that to us

All the best for the affected by it!
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Old September 6th, 2010, 04:46 AM   #149
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Holy crap that's terrible! Sympathies go out to those on the South Island!

I was going to say I just can't stop looking at this beautiful city because as you say the architecture is fantastic and it all seems so clean. I love the look of Byzantine architecture as there is so much of it here in Bristol. I just hope too much of it hasn't been badly damaged. I fear that people may just tear the rest of old buildings down instead of thinking how to rebuild them as they were.

Glad to hear there were no deaths in Christchurch!

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First thought when I read the news...OH NO!!!...those beautiful buildings Sydney showed to us...I hope they are all ok! Then I watched images on the tv news... I was pretty stunned not only because of the destruction (altough quite understandable for the magnitude) but mainly because...no casualties! Some positive stuff out of all of this.

Apart from the not so good facts that Milan has been writing I´m pretty sure the city and NZ will recover from this and make that city glow again. And Sydney we´ll show that to us

All the best for the affected by it!

Thanks for all the well wishes boys and for the concern, the Cantabrians will appreciate it immensely. They have already started tearing the badly damaged buildings down so that they don't collapse onto the neighboring structures ... it is very sad to see them come crashing down Now we wait and see if they will reconstruct them ..... bugger !!
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Like many people I got to look around immediately afterwards before the cordons came in. These photos were taken in the area that I got to see I can tell you that every single one of the buildings in these photos is damaged in some way. They are still standing yet have big cracks in them, masonry and glass fallen. Even the 15 story Westpac building, mostly hidden in the first photo its supporting columns are cracked all the way through to the roof. Surveyors are going through the city non stop putting red/yellow/green stickers on every building. Fingers crossed they are salvagable.
Bugger !!!! I am crossing fingers and toes ... here's hoping that they are just cracks and not structural Have you been downtown to watch them tear the damaged buildings down ? take lots of tissues with
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Was very wierd walking down this street. Many of those very shopfronts were completely exposed. Everybody was just looking stunned. The glass doors were either opened or destroyed. I am amazed there was no looting. Maybe people are better than we give them credit for.
Is it mostly glass / shop front windows broken or structural as well ?
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Old September 6th, 2010, 04:55 AM   #152
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Old September 6th, 2010, 06:09 AM   #153
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I just read a big storm is heading (or already passed?) Christchurch
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Old September 6th, 2010, 11:39 AM   #154
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Thanks Sydney for all the pictures and reminding us of the beutiful side of the our city that needs to be saved.

I'm so glad that all my SSC brothers are safe and well - it's difficult enough dealing with it here sitting in the UK - what you guys have been through is just shocking - I still find it hard to believe - I just can't wait to get home in November.

To all you SSC guys out there - thanks for all your best wishes and paying some attention to our city and country.......I hope you will all be able to expecrience what we have to offer when you come and visit some time - YOU'LL BE MOST WELCOME
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Old September 6th, 2010, 02:25 PM   #155
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Sad by the earthquake

But now hands to work and start rebuilding the city.
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90 years??

What about the 7.8m Hawkes Bay quake in 1931 that killed 251..
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Old September 6th, 2010, 04:28 PM   #157
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grateful there was no loss of life. A good friend of mine lives here - he was out of the country when the quake struck and he only gets to return today.
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Old September 6th, 2010, 06:28 PM   #158
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A surprisingly beautiful city, too bad about the earthquake!
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I hope the city of Christchurch, to stand on "its feet" again soon
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Old September 6th, 2010, 11:12 PM   #160
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I just read a big storm is heading (or already passed?) Christchurch
It has passed but it wasn't bad at all - they are very lucky considering


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Thanks Sydney for all the pictures and reminding us of the beutiful side of the our city that needs to be saved.

I'm so glad that all my SSC brothers are safe and well - it's difficult enough dealing with it here sitting in the UK - what you guys have been through is just shocking - I still find it hard to believe - I just can't wait to get home in November.

To all you SSC guys out there - thanks for all your best wishes and paying some attention to our city and country.......I hope you will all be able to expecrience what we have to offer when you come and visit some time - YOU'LL BE MOST WELCOME
No worries sweet pea At least they are going to try to save as much as possible and I am sure that the new buildings will be incredible


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But now hands to work and start rebuilding the city.
Thanks for your enthusiasm and the comment .... they have already started cleaning up and things are getting back to normal (as can be) slowly but surely


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grateful there was no loss of life. A good friend of mine lives here - he was out of the country when the quake struck and he only gets to return today.
Thanks Jakes .... let's hope that he doesn't find too much damage to his property ... all the best mate


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