Ala Moana Center found home amid 50 acres of swampland
By Bob Sigall
Aug. 12, 2011
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A calabash, filled with articles from the land, sea and sky, was presented by Lowell, left, and Walter Dillingham to the king's chamberlain, played by Paul Kekuewa, during ceremonies for the grand opening of Ala Moana Center in 1959. The presentation, an old Hawaiian custom, is known as hookupu. If you look closely, in the bottom left of the photo is a young KHVH reporter, Hal Lewis, later known as "Aku."