I spotted this building under construction in Manukau yesterday on my way to Whitcoulls Distribution Centre with boxes of books.

Building for a future in 'The Shaky Isles' (click to enlarge)

Building for a future in ‘The Shaky Isles’ (click to enlarge)

I’m not the civil engineer in the family, but boy, look at the earthquake resistant support structure there! Those diamond-shaped frames at the right, and the massive reinforcing in the concrete wall beside the stairwells.

If I’m not imagining it, could it be a bit of post-Christchurch earthquake consciousness flowing through?

– P