Skyscraper’s fate

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

The fu­ture of New Zealand’s first skyscraper, the 100m tall Auck­land Coun­cil Civic Ad­min­is­tra­tion Build­ing, hangs in the bal­ance. The coun­cil says the build­ing has se­ri­ous struc­tural is­sues and would re­quire an es­ti­mated $70 mil­lion retro­fit. The coun­cil has no fur­ther use for the build­ing which was de­signed in the 1950s and opened in 1966. It faces pos­si­ble de­mo­li­tion or re­fur­bish­ment for other uses, the fi­nance and per­for­mance com­mit­tee heard on April 16. Staff will re­port back be­fore the end of the year.

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