And as they have all gone it now appears like a lawn in the middle of nowhere!
I'm sure they will rebuild around it again - what, and whether they even should, will be seen over time. In the interim it looks very barren.
It is one of several green areas in the centre of Christchurch located just over the road from the temporary cardboard cathedral. It is a beautiful relaxing area and quite close to many sites to see in the centre. It is quite an emotional square for myself and many local residents who lived the earthquakes. A place to ponder.