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Dixon Street flats, Wellington


For a short time, the state experimented with high-rise flats for the single and elderly. The most famous of these is the 10-storey Dixon Street Flats in Wellington. Opened in 1943, the block is one of the finest examples of Modern Movement architecture in New Zealand; its slab-like form and sleek, nautical detailing was inspired by contemporary architectural developments in Europe.


Victoria Birkinshaw, 2004

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