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No reprieve for Miramar's mural

A developer tears down the mosaic despite the protests of Waikiki residents

By Allison Schaefers

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 07, 2014

~~<p>The Taubman Co. LLC, redeveloper of the International Market Place, started taking down the colorful three-story tile mosaic on the Mira&shy;mar at Wai&shy;kiki Hotel on Friday despite an 11th-hour push from community members who wanted to preserve the pieces of Wai&shy;kiki history.</p>
<p>The Michigan-based company, which is partnering with International Market Place landowner Queen Emma Land Co. on a $350 million redevelop-ment of the circa-1957 bazaar, started demolition work earlier this year after the last tenants vacated the property and the neighboring Wai&shy;kiki Town Center and the Mira&shy;mar.</p>
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The Taubman Co. LLC, redeveloper of the International Market Place, started taking down the colorful three-story tile mosaic on the Mira­mar at Wai­kiki Hotel on Friday despite an 11th-hour push from community members who wanted to preserve the pieces of Wai­kiki history.

The Michigan-based company, which is partnering with International Market Place landowner Queen Emma Land Co. on a $350 million redevelop-ment of the circa-1957 bazaar, started demolition work earlier this year after the last tenants vacated the property and the neighboring Wai­kiki Town Center and the Mira­mar. Login for more...



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