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Christ Church Cathedral turns pink and blue

Wednesday, August 7, 2019   Posted in: Earthquake By: Administrator With tags: rebuild, repair, recovery

Christchurch City Council Newsline: 6th August 2019

Christ Church Cathedral will be lit pink and blue this month as a glowing reminder that a project is under way to reinstate the building.

A joint venture agreement was signed last year setting out plans to reinstate the Cathedral, which was badly damaged in the February 2011 Canterbury earthquake.

Reinstatement is a combination of repair work, restoration of original heritage features, rebuilding where necessary, and carrying out seismic strengthening.

Dean of Christchurch Lawrence Kimberley is delighted the Cathedral will help to light up the central city this winter and give people the chance to reflect on and reconnect with the building.

“Light has always featured strongly in our Cathedral experience. The stained glass windows and Rose Window used the power of light to bring to life their special stories, creating beauty and a sense of awe and wonder.

“This night lighting reminds us how light reflected through the Cathedral window, changing throughout the day and according to the season, producing dramatic coloured patterns on the walls and the floor. We look forward to experiencing that again in the reinstated Cathedral.”

Christ Church Cathedral Reinstatement Project Director Keith Paterson says the project will retain as many of the Cathedral’s heritage features and as much stained glass as possible. The Rose Window alone contained more than 4000 pieces of glass.

“For most people the reinstated Cathedral will appear unchanged, but importantly, it will be safer, more comfortable, more flexible, and better equipped for the future.

“Right now we are doing the critical planning needed before stabilisation of the building starts in the first quarter of next year. Although people won’t see much work on site this year, the project is well underway."