Thursday, July 25, 2013
Public Trust Building unsafe? Plus... 4th swim, August
One of my favourite Wellington structures may be pulled down because of the earthquake. It's the over-a-hundred-year-old heritage-rated Public Trust building, corner of Lambton Quay and Stout Street. It has been deemed unsafe and none of the office workers are allowed back into it. Creative New Zealand is housed there. I hope the building can be saved. Up to the insurance people, I guess.
Authorities have been working their way through buildings in the CBD and yesterday they discovered the lift tower besides Luke's Lane was threatening to topple over. Apparently, a few ramps in parking buildings around the city have also been deemed unsafe.
J and I conquered the ocean at Hataitai Beach once again yesterday. Despite illness(es), the earthquake, storms, the SF convention, and other stuff intruding, we've made it to four swims for July (four a month is our minimum per winter month).
Our one concession to winter is to wear a t-shirt over our bathing suit. The trouble is that we're both wearing black t-shirts and we worry that passers-by may think we're in wet suits. No, no, folk, no wimpy wetsuits for us, we are in the water in somewhat freezing glory.