Old Government Buildings, Wellington

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The Government Buildings Historic Reserve, or more commonly referred to as the Old Government Buildings, is situated on Lambton Quay in Wellington. It was completed in 1876, and until 1998 was the second-largest wooden building in the world (after Tōdai-ji in Nara, Japan).It was built to house New Zealand's civil service, and now houses the Victoria University of Wellington's Law School. The building, is classified as a "Category I" ("places of 'special or outstanding historical or cultural heritage significance or value'") historic place by Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga, previously known as the New Zealand Historic Places Trust.
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  • I found it amazing to learn that this majestic building of Government is made of wood, since it doesn't. It is a wood of New Zealand, that looks like stone, at least from afar. Do not enter, so I can not say much more.
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  • looks like stone,but all wood,lovely building,renovated to exacting standard,like time stood still,like the gardens around here also  more »
  • This is thelargest wooden buidling in the southern hemisphere and you can take a tour around it. Lovely tour to do when outdoor activities are disrupted.  more »

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