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.
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.
A wide view showing the cutting of the old fabric over the City Centre.
The time consuming process of sorting and removing the fabric once it has been cut down.
A closeup of the cutting process. A simple stanley knife was used to separate the seams.
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:
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