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Photographs of the Christchurch earthquake recovery
October 26, 2011 3:53 AM   Subscribe

Ross Becker's photographs of Christchurch. The central business district reopens this weekend for the first time since the earthquake (Previously: 1, 2, 3) on February 22, 2011.

Funded by the National Library of New Zealand, the project "aims to help the people of Christchurch and Canterbury and other New Zealanders make sense of what happened and provide a disciplined record of the progress of recovery." See also quakestories.govt.nz.
posted by doublehappy (3 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
I was looking to do a post about this too, so I'll just leave these links here:

Radio NZ coverage of the September 2010 quake
Radio NZ "Broken River" report from the February 2011 quake (with pictures)
Photo comparing Christchurch street pre and post quake (via Reddit)
On a lighter note, Skateboarding in post-quake Christchurch.
posted by WhackyparseThis at 5:13 AM on October 26, 2011 [1 favorite]


Christ what an earthquake.
posted by three blind mice at 5:22 AM on October 26, 2011


Good luck!

A Kiwi colleague told me that the impact of the earthquake for New Zealand in the long term is going to be huge - lower credit rating, more expensive to borrow and so on. & through no fault of their own. Very sad.
posted by DanCall at 2:15 AM on October 27, 2011


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