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Repairs to Lyttelton clock tower to begin

Wednesday, January 25, 2017   Posted in: Earthquake By: Administrator With tags: earthquake recovery, restoration

Christchurch City Council Newsline: 24th January 2017

Another historic Lyttelton landmark is being restored.

The Lyttelton Clock Tower.Contractors for the Christchurch City Council are working to fix the damage to the Lyttelton Clock Tower caused by the earthquakes.

The clock tower dates back to 1953 when it was erected on the site of the old Lyttelton Gaol. It was designed by John Hendry, a well-known Christchurch architect, and built as a memorial to Dr Charles Upham, a notable and much loved figure in Lyttelton.

The tower suffered moderate damage in the earthquakes and is considered earthquake prone. The work the contractors are doing will bring the tower up to 67 per cent of New Building Standard.

A new roof will be put on the tower, decorative lighting added and the clock restored to working order.

The work should be completed in May 2017.

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