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Kakaako plan for 22 towers holds promise


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Oct 14, 2012

~~<p>A major landowner in Kakaako has revealed a large part of its ambitious plan to erect 22 condominium towers on 60 acres that will lead the way in redefining what has been an industrial warehouse area into a bustling urban community. The vision holds much potential, but scrutiny should be aimed at designing the buildings to maximize the area's vistas and assuring a place for middle-income residents.</p>
<p>Texas-based Howard Hughes Corp., which bought the property from General Growth Properties, plans to complete the first phase with three 400-foot towers and renovation of the IBM Building on Ala Moana Boulevard by 2016.</p>
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A major landowner in Kakaako has revealed a large part of its ambitious plan to erect 22 condominium towers on 60 acres that will lead the way in redefining what has been an industrial warehouse area into a bustling urban community. The vision holds much potential, but scrutiny should be aimed at designing the buildings to maximize the area's vistas and assuring a place for middle-income residents.

Texas-based Howard Hughes Corp., which bought the property from General Growth Properties, plans to complete the first phase with three 400-foot towers and renovation of the IBM Building on Ala Moana Boulevard by 2016. Login for more...



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