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Walking tour spotlights Kakaako’s past and future

  • 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.

In observance of Architecture Month in April, the Honolulu chapter of the American Institute of Architects is offering a walking tour of Kakaako led by its member architects. Read more

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