Posts Tagged ‘Sacred Heart Cathedral’

Wellington’s Sacred Heart Cathedral closed for an indefinite period Comments 0

Monday, July 16th, 2018
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Sacred Heart Cathedral in Thorndon, Wellington, closed its doors on Friday. An assessment has found the building’s structural integrity to be just 15 per cent of the standard for a new building. This means there would be a significant risk to occupants if there was an earthquake. While Sacred Heart Cathedral is closed, weekday masses Read more

Earthquake risk Cathedral staying open Comments 0

Monday, May 21st, 2018
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Engineers have told the Sacred Heart Cathedral in Wellington that it meets less than 33 percent of the new building standard. The 117-year-old cathedral has been evaluated by engineers in a verbal report and a brief written assessment. Sacred Heart Cathedral’s Reverend Father James Lyons said beams in the roof needed to be strengthened. But Read more