61 Molesworth Street

Information about 61 Molesworth Street.

The building at 61 Molesworth Street suffered significant structural damage in 2016’s November 14 7.8 magnitude earthquake.

Visual inspection by specialist engineers, including New Zealand Fire Service USAR engineers, established the building was at risk of collapse in another earthquake or large aftershock.

The building needed to be quickly and carefully removed for public safety.

Demolition company CERES was contracted to take the building down. There was a cordon in place around the construction site until work was finished, and management of the property returned to the building owners Prime Property in January 2017.