St James tower project on hold

Auckland City Harbour News - - News -

A bid to build an apart­ment build­ing over the his­toric St James Theatre is on hold.

Auck­land City Coun­cil is wait­ing for more in­for­ma­tion about struc­tural strength­en­ing to en­sure the sta­bil­ity of the theatre. In the mean­time con­sent has been given for mi­nor earth­works on site to in­ves­ti­gate the con­di­tion and lo­ca­tion of build­ing foun­da­tions.

De­vel­oper Paul Doole plans to build a 39-level glass tower above the pro­tected Queen St build­ing.

The An­tipodean Apart­ments pro­posal would leave the theatre build­ing largely in­tact.

The St James has been closed since a fire in May 2007.

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