Thursday, June 19, 2014


This is the site of the new justice precinct in Christchurch. A new building here will house the police, ambulance, the fire brigade and the courts.

Before the building can be constructed, thousands of tons of soil are being dug out, screened, mixed with cement, put back and compacted. The weak soil can be seen in the hole in the foreground. This work is being done to prepare the ground to support a building. One of the problems of building a city on a swamp.

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