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Art Deco Napier - photos

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About Art Deco Napier

Napier offers preserved art deco architecture from the 1930s. This unique architectural city was born out of tragedy. In 1931, Napier was destroyed by a 7.8 earthquake making it New Zealand's deadliest disaster, killing 256 people. Around 40 kmĀ² of new land was raised above sea level and the town centre was destroyed by the quake and consequent fire. Reconstruction of Napier ensued using art deco style as this was popular in that time. Today, both Napier in New Zealand and South Beach in Miami USA, are considered the best Art Deco towns in the world.


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