Old Government Buildings, Wellington

Old Government Buildings, Wellington

The Government Buildings Historic Reserve or Old Government Buildings, was built in 1876. It is the largest wooden building in the Southern Hemisphere, and the second-largest wooden building in the world. The building, is classified as a "Category I" historic place, that is places of special or outstanding historic or cultural heritage significance or value. The building is designed in a Neo-Renaissance style, made totally from timber, but it imitates the stone buildings of this style, resembling an Italian stone palace. The timber is from the native kauri trees. New Zealand's remaining public kauri forests are now permanently protected.
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Sight Name: Old Government Buildings
Sight Location: Wellington, New Zealand (See walking tours in Wellington)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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