Published on 3/10/2012
Dome One idea for Christchurch Cathedral

Early concept drawings have emerged showing the intact remains of the earthquake-damaged Christ Church Cathedral fused with a dome shaped extension to form a new church.

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Church was first to give up on cathedral.

Christ Church Cathedral was written off by Anglican church officials three months after the February 2011 earthquake, a court has heard.

Counsel for the CPT, Jared Ormsby, said the trustees intended to rebuild a cathedral in the Square and legislation did not specify that a replica of the original George Gilbert Scott design was required.

Deconstruction was inevitable regardless of the make-safe action taken by the trustees and the church did not have the funds to commit to maximum retention, Ormsby said.

The rebuild was expected to cost more than $100m based on a five-year plan.

Any delays would increase costs "exponentially", he said.

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