Architect Nat Cheshire said: "What the f***? This isn't Auckland. How did this happen to my town so fast? Think about what this city was four years ago - no Wynyard Quarter, no Britomart, no Imperial Lane, no City Works Depot, no Auckland Art Gallery, no Q Theatre ... So many things that define the city now just didn't exist.
So what did exist?"
1.1.In the beginning Nat created Auckland.
1.2 And Auckland was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the depot. And the Spirit of Nat moved upon the face of the Waitemata.
1.3 And Nat said, Let there be space: and there was space.
1.4 And Nat saw the space that it was good: and Nat divided the space from the form.
And so on.