Porirua City Canopies removed

Porirua City Centre’s 20 year old canopies were taken down over 18-21 January 2015. They had to be removed before they became unsafe and now the city has a big decision to make about what to replace them with… Here are some photos and a video I shot of the process of removing the canopies which happened during the night.

Porirua City Council: Canopies removal

Locals Nathan Conley, Rashaan Raj, Henk Knopert who were passing by stopped to pose for this photo in while I was taking photos of the supports without the canopies on top. One of my favourite photos showing how the light can get into the mall space.

Porirua City Council: Canopies removal

A wide view showing the cutting of the old fabric over the City Centre.

Porirua City Council: Canopies removal

The time consuming process of sorting and removing the fabric once it has been cut down.

Porirua City Council: Canopies removal

A closeup of the cutting process. A simple stanley knife was used to separate the seams.

Porirua City Council: Canopies removal

A worker detaching the fabric from the sides of the building, wearing full safety gear.

Here is a time-lapse video I produced about the removal process which is on the Porirua City Council You Tube Channel:

I wrote in a previous post about city centre plans:

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