A high-rise pool with a new view — of scaffolding
Major scaffolding has been erected to fix a minor problem with a pool that partly overhangs the side of the less than 2-year-old Anaha luxury condominium tower at Ward Village in Kakaako.
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Major scaffolding has been erected to fix a minor problem with a pool that partly overhangs the side of the less than 2-year-old Anaha luxury condominium tower at Ward Village in
Work on the pool involves fixing tiles on the outside of the structure, which features a glass bottom viewable from the street below.
Ward Village developer Howard Hughes Corp. described the work as minor and said repairs are scheduled to be finished next week.
The pool remains open during the repair work.
Anaha opened in October, and condo units in the 38-story tower initially sold for an average $1.2 million. At the end of March, only five of
317 units were unsold.
Anaha was the second tower completed at Ward Village, where Hughes Corp. has a master plan to build
16 towers with a combined 4,300 homes plus 1 million square feet of retail on 60 acres formerly known as Ward Centers.
The first tower at Ward Village, an ultraluxury condo called Waiea where average original unit prices were
$3.6 million, had major construction defects, according to a lawsuit Hughes Corp. filed in November.
In its suit against general contractor Nordic PCL Construction, Hughes Corp. alleged that Waiea had “voluminous” deficiencies and defects several months after opening in late 2016.
Problems described by the developer at Waiea include flooding in unfinished units after they should have been sealed, construction debris left in units and “sonic booms” emanating from the tower’s glass window-walls after residents moved in.
Hughes Corp. is seeking over
$75 million in damages.
Nordic argues in its own lawsuit filed in December that Hughes Corp. caused delays and rushed work. The contractor also claims that the developer didn’t pay for $40 million of finished work including payments that were supposed to go to subcontractors.