The story of Christchurch is a story of before and after.
February 22, 2011 divides the timeline, much like April 27 of the same year signposts the history of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Instead of a tornado outbreak, however, the devastating marker for Christchurch was a 6.3-magnitude earthquake that killed 185 people, injured thousands and left most of the city in ruin.
Before, Christchurch was just a city. After, it became the community that took an inescapable tragedy and created an unbelievable recovery.