New Zealand cathedral praised for its earthquake strengthening proposals

Posted Aug 16, 2018

[Anglican Communion News Service] Moves to re-open St. Mary’s Cathedral in Taranaki on New Zealand’s North Island have moved a step closer after receiving local approval for structural improvements that have been described as a best-practice blueprint that could be applied to other heritage buildings.

The cathedral has been closed since February 2016 after a structural survey showed that it was rated at below 15 percent of the national building standards. In addition to earthquake strengthening, the cathedral will undergo a number of additional developments and refurbishment.

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