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Old May 4th, 2012, 04:29 AM   #461
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What is an ideal population level for the Garden City?

Would it be half a million to 800,000?
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Old May 14th, 2012, 01:49 AM   #462
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The big challange right now is to stop the population decline before we can think of the future size of our city its still loosing 500 per month. Get the rebuild into full swing and give concessons to attract new developments which will create the jobs and allow people to stay here and have a future. The city only had a 1% growth rate before the quakes so it takes 10 years to add 30,000 people and may be 2022 before it returns to pre quake levels. Even by the end of this century it maybe only 500,000. That's if we have no more quakes...hopefully.
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Old November 10th, 2014, 01:42 PM   #463
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Finishing touches - foyer


The copper inlay and roof are clearly visible in these shots and look great on a clear day.
I forgot about this building! It's a shame that it got demolished, it was only built a few years before the earthquakes. I wonder what will happen with the site now, because with the existing use rights they should be able to rebuild a new building to the same height.
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Old November 10th, 2014, 02:42 PM   #464
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I forgot about this building! It's a shame that it got demolished, it was only built a few years before the earthquakes. I wonder what will happen with the site now, because with the existing use rights they should be able to rebuild a new building to the same height.
I know, that was a good one. It was my second favourite apartment building in ChCh after the Victoria Sq Apartments. I had always thought I would end up buying an apartment in one of those buildings, but things change so there you go. Definitely a bit of a shame that those two apartment buildings had to go, and they both had some decent height to them as well.
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Old November 10th, 2014, 08:43 PM   #465
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I forgot about this building! It's a shame that it got demolished, it was only built a few years before the earthquakes. I wonder what will happen with the site now, because with the existing use rights they should be able to rebuild a new building to the same height.
They were actually talking about fixing it after Febuary. But then the one in June hit and the building sunk a massive amount. Real shame it was built with concrete and not steel.
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Old November 10th, 2014, 10:22 PM   #466
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Even a lot of steel buildings failed from the quakes too many had shallow foundations.
Be great if they can rebuild this one again hopefully stronger of course.
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Old November 14th, 2014, 10:13 AM   #467
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I was on Madras st near the CTV site and noticed this billboard for a new apartment project:
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Old November 14th, 2014, 10:20 AM   #468
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Also a new crane about to go up on a very small site in Victoria st for the replacement of Fidelity House:
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Old November 14th, 2014, 10:24 AM   #469
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I'm looking forward to seeing how the fidelity house replacement turns out. Its nice to see that its taller than what its replacing. Even if it is only one story taller.
And it looks like they have started on those apartments from what was on Avenues Four.
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The replacement of Dorset St apartments at 3 levels which is less than half the height of the original 1973 tower with the same name:
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Work now underway by Invercargill firm Amalgamated builders on the replacement of Riverlands house also lower than its predecessor opposite the Casino and nearby on Victoria st another building to start soon. The 3rd picture is a project on Kilmore st last photo is on Durham st:



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Old November 24th, 2014, 04:52 AM   #472
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The riverlands house will be the same height due to the floor heights, that one is one of favourites that's due to go up. If that white one by the casino gets built (I have to say gets at this point) it will be interesting to see how it turns out. I also love the one on Durham st. The textured cladding is cool. That one on kilmore st is a good example of what will be happening to 32 oxford terrace.

But thinking of floor height look at the height of the kilmore street building compared to the brand new 3 story building behind it. Its a substantial difference.

Edit: Now that I think of it if your in the area jarden you should check out the leasing sign for a building next to the lichfield street carpark. I would but I won't be able to get into the cbd for a least a month or so. I live in Lincoln so I'm quite a while away.

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Old November 25th, 2014, 12:35 AM   #473
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The refurbishment of the YMCA hotel on Rolleston Ave. Looks like a new roof and a repaint to the walls as use to be grey and now white. Hopefully it will reopen soon.


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Thought I could shove this in here.

An office building designed by Wilkie and Bruce, listed under current projects with no information on where it is with the only thing said being that it is in the CBD.



Picture source:http://www.wilkieandbruce.co.nz/curr..._ARTS_sky_4_03

There is another one but it says it is waiting on an outline development plan for a key CBD block. Obviously off the cards as that sounds suspiciously like the cashel mall block.
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