The ever-changing Christchurch skyline is to reinvent itself, not with new high-rise buildings, but with art.
Eight works including a piece by Sir Antony Gormley - regarded as the rockstar of the sculpture world - will appear as part of a public art exhibition called Scape in the central city.
They will form a guided 25 minute tour of the central business district, starting in a few weeks and lasting until November.
"I think it's crucial for Christchurch given what's been taken away... you end up with these spaces that can get pretty desolate as voids," says artist Nathan Pohio.
The Christchurch City Council has contributed $500,000 towards the cost of a piece by Sir Antony, one of the UK's leading artists.