"What did we used to do? Where did we used to go? Aucklanders, starved of inner-city contact with their waterfront for so long, now have a taste of how good it can be. And it can be very good."
Urbis magazine gushed about Wynyard Quarter in naming it the best public space of 2012. Given that the space first opened to the public in late 2011, it's fair to say it's come a long way in a short time. Read more about developments to date in Auckland's social heart.
This video captures the extent of the transformation:
It's just the beginning, too - over coming years we can look forward to more apartments, shops, offices and even a theatre (integrated with the new ASB complex) springing up around the waterfront. Bring it on.