Sunday, February 27, 2011
Christ City...HARD !!!
One week on from a devastating earthquake that pretty much levelled my ex home city of 10 years, I'm reminded of a Chinese proverb...
Crisis : Opportunity riding a dangerous wind
Given that, Christchurch has a bright and prosperous future ahead of it cos as it stands, it's a virtual blank canvas eh
So instead of waiting around for inner city buildings to come down and rebuilding in the same spot. How about start building a new planned and architecturally cohesive CBD in Hagley park from scratch, then turn most of the current CBD into a park and move the university into the rest of it ?
Revitalise the inner city with students and student housing. While giving the new CBD easier access to rail via Addington and the airport via Memorial ave. Build more residential sub divisions out Halswell way and link it all up with an overhead monorail that extends all the way to Brighton then to Sumner, along the Port Hills to Hillsborough following the foothills of Cashmere and straight down Colombo to Moorhouse ave and back to the new CBD.
Then for old times sake, in designing the street access of a new CBD, allow for a motor racing circuit replete with concert/sporting/trade fair arena and easy viewing for the public.
Finally name it after John Britten…Brittendon.