The Crossing in central Christchurch has recently been reopened after its closure due to the devastating earthquake in February 2011. A massive development costing $140 million of the commercial complex has been complete with businesses and shoppers now making their way back into the City Centre.
Property developer Philip Carter was at the helm of this undertaking, adding a personal touch to the development with a Paul Dibble sculpture as one of its main features. Carter's home was severely damaged, collapsing down a 100m cliff, along with Dibble's The Sleepwalker from 2008. Carter managed to stop thieves from cutting the sculpture up and has rescued and repaired it, where it now is proudly cantilevered over Kettlewell Lane. Carter says its a symbol of the City coming through a disaster and being much strong for it. For further information about this, see here.