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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  • like everything I've seen around, I'm not sure and have a lot of history but to me the old Parliament building and more charming, the new more sumptuous, but the 3 together do a trio that we can't break in the city
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  • This old colonial style building was built in 1876 but still exist in a superb condition till today, which means that the government realize the important of preservation for young generation to learn...  more »
  • Visited Sunday 11th September and was amazed to discover that this building was made of wood and not stone as you would expect. Very disappointed that we could not go inside to view the ground floor a...  more »