posted on Mar, 8 2011 @ 03:24 PM
reply to post by greenfruit
The one gentleman said it well...
"Well, it's a question of money, I suppose."
Looking at the geology of NZ, the incredible number of earthquakes over the years, the grand, historic buildings that look good but are flimsy, the
enormous amount of money it would take to stabilize them...most officials would rather take the chance and wait it out.
Looks like their luck ran out on this one.
I hope they adopt the stringent California earthquake building codes in the restoration of CC so this doesn't happen again.