Video tour of the damaged Arts Centre http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/chri...-from-collapse
An inspection of Christchurch Arts Centre buildings has revealed many were five to 10 seconds from collapse in the February earthquake.
Every historic building on the Arts Centre site was badly damaged in the quake.
The Christchurch Boys' High School building, the Great Hall, Rutherford's Den, the Clock Tower, the library building (SOFA Gallery) and the hydraulics building (Southern Ballet) have significant internal cracking, shifted walls and floor damage.
much more http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/chri...-from-collapse