From Building networks
What is the point in investigation into disasters? A Royal Commission is set up, time and money invested in getting to the bottom of what went wrong. Media reports sensationalise the issues and initiate a witch hunt of their own. The personal stress for those involved cannot be quantified and all for what?
I read this article “Heritage Matters To” on scoop over the weekend and I just couldn’t help but respond. Ben Schrader, urban historian, is critical of the Government’s stance on Christchurch’s heritage building demolition preferring to loose a ‘few’ lives for the sake of preserving history. I don’t support this at all. And thanks Ben because someone has challenged me enough to come forward with a few home truths. Now this may seem ironic from someone like me who has Masters degree in History (among other things) but I can’t bare to think that historic buildings should prevail over building safety.