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COURTESY JASON ANTONIO / DTL
Originally known as Honolulu International Center, Hawaii’s premier multipurpose complex was renamed Neal S. Blaisdell Center in 1976, after the mayor who was in office when it was built.
COURTESY FERRARO CHOI
The original master plan for the redevelopment of Kakaako included demolition of the IBM Building, which the Historic Hawai‘i Foundation opposed. It added the structure to its list of Most Endangered Historic Sites in 2008, and a grass-roots effort was launched to save it.
CITY DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION
McCoy Pavilion and the Banyan Court often go unnoticed because they’re hidden by tennis courts and concrete walls. Improvements to these facilities are in the design phase.