Its windows are covered in grime, one is boarded up, its footpath littered with leaves, surrounded by the homeless. Yet for more than five decades, it was Auckland Council's multi-million-dollar 18-level towering headquarters, the centre of civic life, a place pulsing with people and energy. So why has the heritage-listed Civic Administration Building stood empty for half a decade, despite a promise that it would be at the centre of a $500 million CBD revitalisation?

The ex-Auckland Council headquarters in central Auckland has stood empty for the past five years and now a councillor wants answers.

Councillor Mike Lee said

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