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185 Empty White Chairs - Earthquake Memorial

Corner of Cashel and Madras Street, Christchurch, New Zealand
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Very powerful display in memories of those who died from the 2011 earthquake . In the city center... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ariella A
A Sad Place within a City still rebuilding.

A very poignant reminder of the the human losses due to the earthquake. 115 of the 185 who died... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Very powerful display in memories of those who died from the 2011 earthquake . In the city center and clearly visible .

Thank Ariella A
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A very poignant reminder of the the human losses due to the earthquake. 115 of the 185 who died were from the 6 storey Canterbury Television Building which collapsed. There are so many reminders of this tragedy, not the least is the ruined Christchurch Cathedral,...More

Thank planetogra
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This memorial is very moving and similar to some Holocaust memorials in Europe. Recommend visiting this site.

Thank Diane F
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

An easy to access, memorial to those who died in the earthquake. Easy to fit in with a visit to the cardboard cathedral

Thank Glenda B
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The 185 white chairs is an monument to the 185 people that were killed in the earthquake. The chairs depict all types of chairs all painted in white . This is a nice quiet place to remember those lost and gives you a moment to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

what can you expect when you have an art installation bought about by a very sad chapter in Christchurch history. Earthquakes are often remembered by the devastation to buildings and infrastructure. People are often just a statistic... a number. This installation changes that. By contrast...More

Thank Brian W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a simple, moving memorial. The chairs were of different types, shapes, and purposes. There were baby & children’s chairs, office chairs, lounge chairs and others. It really brought home who was killed in the earthquake as well as the overall populations affected.

Thank RWHHouston
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The 185 empty white chairs is a very touching memorial that allows us to think about the uniqueness of each person killed in the Christchurch earthquake. From the smallest child to the oldest person, there is a chair for each one. I was struck by...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A well done tribute to those who lost their lives in what has changed christchurch forever. My thoughts are with all the families who suffered a loss.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

found it very inspiring as a monument to those who died in the earthquake. it was crisp, clean and white. stood out amongst the gravel areas still in town

Thank Pamikki
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