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New Kakaako condo tower opens after years of setbacks

A grand-opening ceremony was held Friday for the 328-unit Ililani in Kakaako. Hawaii architect Ken Chang received thanks from local government leaders for recently completing a mainly midpriced Honolulu condominium tower despite setbacks that turned the project into an eight-year endeavor.

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State Sen. Sharon Moriwaki looks at the view from the 13th floor.
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The view from the 42nd floor.
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A grand-opening ceremony was held Friday for the 328-unit Ililani in Kakaako.
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Gov. Josh Green, left, project managers Henry Chang and Garret Chang and developer Kenneth Chang during the grand opening.
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State Sen. Sharon Moriwaki speaks on Friday.
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City Councilman Matt Weyer speaks on Friday.
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Kenneth Chang, developer, speaks on Friday.
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Corbett Kalama, Locations CEO, speaks on Friday.
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Jay Kam, left, landowner, Noa Hussey, sales manager, Councilman Matt Weyer, Corbett Kalama, Locations CEO, Kenneth Chang, developer, Gov. Josh Green, State Sen. Sharon Moriwaki and Kahu Kordell Kekoa during the grand opening.
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City Councilman Matt Weyer, left, Corbett Kalama, Locations CEO, Kenneth Chang, developer, Gov. Josh Green and State Sen. Sharon Moriwaki untie a maile lei.
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State Sen. Sharon Moriwaki, left, and Gov. Josh Green, tour an affordable unit.
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A view of Kakaako from Ililani tower.
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A view of the smiling face of the Children’s Discovery Center building in Kakaako from Ililani tower.
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View of Diamond Head as it peeks through condos in the Ala Moana area.
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View of the new Ulana under construction, from Ililani tower.
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View of the Kapiolani area from Ililani tower.

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New Ililani condo tower in Kakaako opens after years of setbacks