Debris from pigeons litter a lab surface in the Microbiology Department at Snyder Hall at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. The pigeons nest above the building’s air-conditioning units, and their droppings, feathers and nesting debris fall through the jalousie windows. Green cyanobacteria can also be seen developing on the windows. This laboratory is not currently in use, but was until about a year ago.
Joseph Binios, right, shared a laugh with his wife, Mercedes Phermin, in the computer room at the Institute for Human Services on Thursday. The couple and three of their children recently moved from a tent in Kakaako to IHS’ Iwilei shelter. The couple, from Micronesia, say they are working toward a better life for their children.
The estimated $8 million project is proposed for a 24,593-square-foot parcel at the end of Kihapai Place and is projected to break ground in June if approvals including a special management area use permit are obtained.