Completion of the stone spire.
The top 9 meters of the spire are disloged in an earthquake.
The spire is rebuilt in hardwood with a copper sheathing.
|4 September 2010||
During the 2010 Canterbury earthquake, the bells of Christ Church Cathedral are heard ringing. They may have rung themselves as they are usually left in the "up" position. For safety reasons, the cathedral is closed following the earthquake to assess if any damage occurred.
|22 September 2010||
Deemed safe, Christ Church Cathedral reopens.
|22 February 2011, 12:51||
The top two thirds of the cathedral's bell tower collapse in a 6.3 magnitude earthquake. The main building (nave, etc.) remains largely intact.
Because of the damage sustained in the earthquake and subsequent aftershocks the cathedral's structure is deemed unsalvageable by the owner. The decision is made to demolish the building and replace it with a new structure.
Relevant Web Sites
- Drawing from an Indigenous Tradition? George Gilbert Scott’s First Design for Christchurch Cathedral, 1861-62. In: Architectural History, v. 53 ( 2010), pp. 245-270. (2010):
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