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State inertia illustrated by surfeit of empty buildings

By Richard Borreca

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Aug 23, 2013

~~<p>There they sit, in Honolulu Harbor, in downtown's Capitol Historic District and even out in Wahiawa: millions of dollars worth of empty unused state and county buildings representing ideas either forgotten, not acted upon or just victims of legions of paper shufflers.</p>
<p>For years, I thought Hawaii's bureaucratic sink hole was the empty Kamamalu Building across from Iolani Palace and the Hawaiian Electric building. It turns out to be just one of many fallow government edifices.</p>
~~

There they sit, in Honolulu Harbor, in downtown's Capitol Historic District and even out in Wahiawa: millions of dollars worth of empty unused state and county buildings representing ideas either forgotten, not acted upon or just victims of legions of paper shufflers.

For years, I thought Hawaii's bureaucratic sink hole was the empty Kamamalu Building across from Iolani Palace and the Hawaiian Electric building. It turns out to be just one of many fallow government edifices. Login for more...



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