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Historic site that houses high court to be fixed

  • DENNIS ODA/DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
    The Hawaii State Judiciary is repairing the historic Aliiolani building located behind the Kamehameha statue in downtown Honolulu.
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    Joanne Krippaehne side steps wet locations on the roof where standing water collects.
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    Joanne Krippaehne underneath the ewa-facing clock face.
  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
    Wet locations on the roof where standing water collects. The roof was covered with a white waterproof surface that has since broken down and cracked allowing water to seep through.
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    The makai-facing clock face and the other three clock faces will all have to be redone. The wooden hands will be replaced with plexiglass hands because plexiglass will not warp.
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    Joanne Krippaehne on top of the roof. The blue tarp is covering the building's skylight because it leaks from several pools of standing water. There are also weeds growing on the roof.
  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
    The roof in the clock tower is collapsing and exposing the rebar. The round areas on the wall are the back side of the clock faces, which will also be fixed.
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    Joanne Krippaehne looks at the ceiling in the clock tower, which is exposing the rebar.
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    The sidewalk on the ewa side of the building has been pushed up by the tree roots. The tree is designated as an exceptional tree so it must stay. The sidewalk will be repaired.
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    Joanne Krippaehne, the Judiciary's capitol improvement specialist, shows one of the areas targeted for repair — the roof.

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