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Just a short walk from the Cardboard Cathedral you should take the time to have a look at this... read more

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I like the explanation that each chair was unique representing the uniqueness of the victims. I... read more

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Reviewed 7 March 2016

Visit Christchurch on the 5th year anniversary of the earthquake and it was lovely to see the chairs repainted and with flowers on each chair. Even though it is sad I think "185 Empty Chairs", Earthquake Remembrance Installation, is a must see for those visiting...More

7  Thank springbank
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Reviewed 15 March 2016

I don't mean to sound insensitive here, but as memorials go, I find this one neither original, nor appropriate, some 5 years on from the most devastating natural disaster in New Zealand in living memory. I say this as a frontline emergency services professional who...More

5  Thank Kelvin H
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Just a short walk from the Cardboard Cathedral you should take the time to have a look at this display and meaning. Spend a little time and sit for a minute to remember those who lost there lives in the earthquake on 22nd Feb. 2011

Thank Basil781
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I like the explanation that each chair was unique representing the uniqueness of the victims. I wish it were displayed a little nicer. It is surrounded by car parks.

Thank ptyduke
Reviewed 3 days ago

A quiet and moving tribute to those who lost their lives in the quake. Right next to Cardboard Cathedral.

Thank Janine J
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

An emotional and deeply moving tribute to those who died in February 2011. Really worth visiting for a quiet reflection.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is behind the Cardboard Cathedral and if you hadn't seen it on a tourist map you may wonder what it was. Initially a bunch of odd white chairs in what could have been a parking lot, some on their sides and looking somewhat neglected....More

Thank Jennifer P
Reviewed 5 days ago

It was so nice to see this lovely place as a reminder for all those who lost their lives in the great war

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This display really brings it home to you as to how many people perished in the recent earthquake and the number of families affected. It is a respectful and poignant memorial and the range of chairs reflect the different ages of those killed. There is...More

Thank HMS67
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is self speaking. It is very sad to think about the 185 people who lost their live during the earthquake and this piece of art represents very well the emptiness left in their families. Beautiful and emotional.

Thank shiraneh
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This simple memorial summed up the sadness of the deaths caused by the earthquake. A small book of memories or guest book is in a little shelter next to it, and the memorial is next to the cardboard Cathdral, making the whole area a good...More

Thank myriad
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

These chairs represent the people who died in the television station building during the earthquake. Each chair is different and represents the personality of the person who passed. It’s a sad memorial.

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