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 T┼Źdai-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, previously known as the New Zealand Historic Places Trust.
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  • Hiding right there in plain sight, across from the Beehive is an interesting building. It doesn't demand a lot of time to appreciate the second largest wooden building in the world. Built this way as ...  more »
  • Lovely building g which I viewed as part of the Wellington walks tour. A fine piece of work totally of wood. The staircase is a magnificent piece of work. Saw several areas that were damaged by the re...  more »
  • This building was made of wood....definitely a go to while visiting Wellington. Its currently occupied by the university.  more »