|This is Option 2. As you can see this is a low cost clean up of Queens Wharf so it can serve the function as Party Central. Without doing anything permanent to any of the structures.|
|I've been lucky enough to have a walk-over. Before I did I thought we should bowl the sheds. But then I went into them....|
This is the cast iron footing for one of the ceiling/1st floor supports....
|And this gives an idea of the underside of the 1st floor. This picture gives no idea of size, but I reckon the joist timbers are around 50x20 cms. That's a very hefty joist.|
|And this picture shows a close up of the floor timbers. They look about the cross section of railway sleepers, and are coach-nailed into the joists. It was like walking on concrete. You had no idea it was a floor with a big open space below...|
|This long character-filled space was evocative of all the work that has gone on in there for almost a century. Apparently a lot of the work was about wool bales. Our own wool shed. Even with just a few sky-lights on a grey day the light was great...|
|Apparently the roof trusses, and probably quite a lot more of the original stucture, was floated out here from Britain complete. Just needed bolting together...|
|Party Central on Queens Wharf is a good idea. Kills lots of birds with one stone. Has many, many benefits for Auckland and for Aucklanders. Let alone the Rugby World Cup event.|