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CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL | COLOMBO AND ARMAGH ST CNR | 17L | 70 Metres | Refurbishment Completed

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"international and local interests are considering turning Christchurch's badly damaged former Forsyth Barr building into a hotel, as the city gears up for next year's Cricket World Cup.

Colliers International says it has had interest from both overseas and local players in converting the damaged office block into a 200-room, 4.5 to 5-star hotel."


Fingers crossed the Forsyth Barr is about to get a lease of new life!
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Tallest tower earmarked for hotel

Forsyth Barr House, Christchurch's tallest office tower, is under offer to a developer who wants to convert it to a hotel.

Owners representative Peter Rae confirmed they had signed a conditional contract with a would-be buyer. He could not give details because of a confidentiality agreement.
You bet me to it!

This is awesome news :D
I walked passed here today. It looks like they've almost removed a structure that was attached up till the first story of the building? I'm not sure what it was.

Also the sidewalk roof looks to be gone, if there was one.

I could also hear construction work happening on the inside.

I do realise this post is very vague.. :(
Walked past today and the floors are now installed on the new "podium thing" extension to the building.

Plenty of workers on site too which was good to see.
Steelwork for the new podium thing now underway.

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