These photographs show destruction in inner-city Christchurch immediately following the February 2011 earthquake. Layton Duncan was at work in his Poplar Street office, on the top floor of a 1920s brick building, when the quake struck. The top photo shows a collapsed wall and piles of fallen masonry. After managing to get out of the severely damaged office, Duncan walked home through the city recording some of the devastation he saw, including this building on Worcester Street (middle photo). The bottom photo shows Victoria Square – the soggy silt is a result of liquefaction.
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