Demolition of Molesworth Street building begins in Wellington

Demolition of 61 Molesworth Street has started this afternoon.

At about 4pm the council gave the go ahead for contractors to start deconstructing a small building attached to the main office block.

A digger with a hydraulic hammer attached to it could be seen drilling through the building while the area was doused with water to control any asbestos particles in the air.

A high-reach crane will soon move on site to start demolishing the top floors over the weekend.

The nine-storey building on Molesworth St in Wellington. Photo / Mark Mitchell
The nine-storey building on Molesworth St in Wellington. Photo / Mark Mitchell

- Newstalk ZB

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