Story: Historic earthquakes
Looking from the south, this view of Christchurch Cathedral shows the damage after the top 7.8 metres of the stone spire toppled in the 1888 earthquake. It was repaired, but the top 1.5 metres fell off again in an earthquake in 1901, and it was later remodelled in hardwood sheathed in copper.
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