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4 thoughts on “Hugh’s Photo Challenge: Week 6 – Unused

  1. What a great photo and what a shame it can no longer be used. I hope it survives, but I’m guessing it will need plenty of funds for that?

    Thank you for participating in this week’s photo challenge.

  2. I agree with Hugh’s comments above. This was not considered when it was built? Such a shame.

    • The stand was built in 1926. New Zealand didn’t really adopt earthquake standards until after the 1931 Hawkes Bay earthquake. Standards have been raised several times since then including after the 2010/2011 Christchurch Earthquakes. Apparently the stand is only 14% of current standards.

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