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Aloha Tower
Aloha Tower
Published: 2015/07/12
Channel: Pleasanton Ukulele Band
Ben
Ben's Tours--Aloha Tower Marketplace, Honolulu HI
Published: 2011/03/19
Channel: Ben Bain
Downtown Honolulu Aloha Tower Oahu Hawaii HD
Downtown Honolulu Aloha Tower Oahu Hawaii HD
Published: 2014/05/28
Channel: berlincity_life
KUANA TORRES KAHELE Aloha Tower & Royal Hawaiian Hotel Medley
KUANA TORRES KAHELE Aloha Tower & Royal Hawaiian Hotel Medley
Published: 2014/07/07
Channel: Na Palapalai
Honolulu Aloha Tower
Honolulu Aloha Tower
Published: 2014/02/08
Channel: Raed A.A.
Traditional Hawaiian Hula Dance at Aloha Tower - LookIntoHawaii.com
Traditional Hawaiian Hula Dance at Aloha Tower - LookIntoHawaii.com
Published: 2015/12/31
Channel: LookIntoHawaii.com
Weldon Kekauoha - "Aloha Tower"
Weldon Kekauoha - "Aloha Tower"
Published: 2017/05/19
Channel: Jody Y
Last day in Hawaii - Ala Moana Center and Aloha Tower
Last day in Hawaii - Ala Moana Center and Aloha Tower
Published: 2017/09/18
Channel: Adele Gor-man
Staying in my Sister
Staying in my Sister's Hawaii Dorm! | HPU Aloha Tower Look-Around
Published: 2017/09/22
Channel: Brizha
Chai
Chai's Island Bistro @ Aloha Tower Marketplace
Published: 2008/02/16
Channel: honolulucitydates
Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.A || 07/2017 || Diamond head, Aloha tower, Waikiki beach, downtown
Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.A || 07/2017 || Diamond head, Aloha tower, Waikiki beach, downtown
Published: 2017/11/11
Channel: Lopatice
Aloha Tower New Years Eve Party
Aloha Tower New Years Eve Party
Published: 2016/01/06
Channel: James Wynn
Hawaii Pacific University turns Aloha Tower into residential community
Hawaii Pacific University turns Aloha Tower into residential community
Published: 2015/06/11
Channel: KHON2 News
Aloha tower and Downtown Honolulu
Aloha tower and Downtown Honolulu
Published: 2012/03/25
Channel: Alcat Ando
X-1 World Events @ Aloha Tower
X-1 World Events @ Aloha Tower
Published: 2014/08/15
Channel: X1events
HONOLULU, spectacular views from the historic ALOHA TOWER, HAWAII
HONOLULU, spectacular views from the historic ALOHA TOWER, HAWAII
Published: 2016/10/17
Channel: Vic Stefanu - World Travels and Adventures
Aloha Tower
Aloha Tower
Published: 2015/07/04
Channel: Pleasanton Ukulele Band
Aloha Tower rings in the new year with fireworks shows every hour
Aloha Tower rings in the new year with fireworks shows every hour
Published: 2017/01/01
Channel: KHON2 News
Aloha Tower Marketplace gets a makeover
Aloha Tower Marketplace gets a makeover
Published: 2015/08/04
Channel: KITV
Preparations for Aloha Tower and Waikiki shows
Preparations for Aloha Tower and Waikiki shows
Published: 2016/01/01
Channel: KHON2 News
Honolulu Harbor and Aloha Tower, Part 1 of 2
Honolulu Harbor and Aloha Tower, Part 1 of 2
Published: 2012/04/26
Channel: Honolulu News
Fireworks show cancelled at Aloha Tower Marketplace
Fireworks show cancelled at Aloha Tower Marketplace
Published: 2014/01/22
Channel: KHON2 News
Down by aloha tower! (:
Down by aloha tower! (:
Published: 2015/08/20
Channel: StrykeForce
HAWAII
HAWAII'S 1ST ANNUAL TRAFFIC JAM "ALOHA TOWER" **MILD NUDITY**
Published: 2013/04/03
Channel: IndyGuerrillaFilms
HPU students move into dorms at Aloha Tower Marketplace
HPU students move into dorms at Aloha Tower Marketplace
Published: 2015/08/25
Channel: KHON2 News
Moving day notice catches some Aloha Tower tenants off-guard
Moving day notice catches some Aloha Tower tenants off-guard
Published: 2014/02/09
Channel: KITV
HPU: Revitalization of Aloha Tower Marketplace
HPU: Revitalization of Aloha Tower Marketplace
Published: 2014/06/19
Channel: Hawai'i Pacific University
Elevator at The Aloha Tower.
Elevator at The Aloha Tower.
Published: 2009/03/26
Channel: John Petit
Hawaii Pacific University At Aloha Tower Marketplace
Hawaii Pacific University At Aloha Tower Marketplace
Published: 2015/08/29
Channel: Honolulu News
Common Kings LIVE in Honolulu Hawaii ( Aloha Tower)
Common Kings LIVE in Honolulu Hawaii ( Aloha Tower)
Published: 2011/08/18
Channel: Mr Fine
Pantera @ Aloha Tower 1992
Pantera @ Aloha Tower 1992
Published: 2014/10/08
Channel: WOTUFAKA!
My Aloha Vibe: Chais Island Bistro, Aloha Tower Marketplace
My Aloha Vibe: Chais Island Bistro, Aloha Tower Marketplace
Published: 2010/02/22
Channel: vibeteam
HPU hopes to add retailers under Aloha Tower dorms
HPU hopes to add retailers under Aloha Tower dorms
Published: 2015/05/12
Channel: KITV
12.31.15 New Year
12.31.15 New Year's Eve @ Aloha Tower
Published: 2016/01/02
Channel: soljah37
Forte GIVE MY LOVE TO YOU stuck in the 90
Forte GIVE MY LOVE TO YOU stuck in the 90's concert aloha tower
Published: 2017/06/28
Channel: Richy Calderon
3 Houses Down Intro - Aloha Tower 11.15.08
3 Houses Down Intro - Aloha Tower 11.15.08
Published: 2008/11/17
Channel: irie247365
Makino Chaya in Aloha Tower
Makino Chaya in Aloha Tower
Published: 2009/06/22
Channel: John Garcia
Beyond Paradise 2012 @ Aloha Tower
Beyond Paradise 2012 @ Aloha Tower
Published: 2012/11/25
Channel: Maco San
Getting Old- hellogoodbye ft. Taylor York on `ukulele (Live @ Aloha Tower Waterfront Hawaii) 8/24/11
Getting Old- hellogoodbye ft. Taylor York on `ukulele (Live @ Aloha Tower Waterfront Hawaii) 8/24/11
Published: 2011/08/29
Channel: Nani Shiro
Cutting Edge band Hawaii  @ Gordon Biersch Aloha Tower
Cutting Edge band Hawaii @ Gordon Biersch Aloha Tower
Published: 2017/07/11
Channel: manelsoninamia
Party of the Year 2016 @Aloha Towers!
Party of the Year 2016 @Aloha Towers!
Published: 2016/01/01
Channel: Brandon Nehl
Aloha Tower Marketplace
Aloha Tower Marketplace
Published: 2008/03/17
Channel: Tony Bantay
DYA717 BURA BURA Aloha Tower Downtown Honolulu 2017 01 17
DYA717 BURA BURA Aloha Tower Downtown Honolulu 2017 01 17
Published: 2017/01/18
Channel: DYA717
Aloha Tower
Aloha Tower
Published: 2017/05/31
Channel: PerryCuesta
MISS HAWAII PLUS 2018 - MISS ALOHA TOWER
MISS HAWAII PLUS 2018 - MISS ALOHA TOWER
Published: 2017/10/10
Channel: MISS HAWAII PLUS PAGEANT
aloha tower
aloha tower
Published: 2013/12/04
Channel: Jason Goldstein
Jake Shimabukuro live music at aloha tower 2011 7/18
Jake Shimabukuro live music at aloha tower 2011 7/18
Published: 2011/08/14
Channel: Sisi Chen
Kapono
Kapono's, Aloha Tower, Hawaii.
Published: 2006/08/19
Channel: Kimonui
Derek Trucks Band 2007-12-07 Freddies Dead, Aloha Tower
Derek Trucks Band 2007-12-07 Freddies Dead, Aloha Tower
Published: 2007/12/13
Channel: tdunski
Honolulu Bay Return Port: Pride of America Hawaiian Islands Cruise Aloha Tower. 2016 12 24  MVI 2786
Honolulu Bay Return Port: Pride of America Hawaiian Islands Cruise Aloha Tower. 2016 12 24  MVI 2786
Published: 2017/02/23
Channel: USAbibun
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Aloha Tower
AlohaTowerAtNight.jpg
The Aloha Tower has been greeting vessels to port at Honolulu Harbor since September 11, 1926.
Aloha Tower is located in Oahu
Aloha Tower
Aloha Tower is located in Hawaii
Aloha Tower
Location Honolulu, HI
Coordinates 21°18′25″N 157°51′57″W / 21.30694°N 157.86583°W / 21.30694; -157.86583Coordinates: 21°18′25″N 157°51′57″W / 21.30694°N 157.86583°W / 21.30694; -157.86583
Built 1926
Architect Arthur L. Reynolds
Architectural style Late Gothic Revival, Art Deco[2]
NRHP reference # 76000660 [1]
Added to NRHP May 13, 1976
The tower in day light (1959)

The Aloha Tower is a lighthouse that is considered one of the landmarks of the state of Hawaii in the United States. Opened on September 11, 1926 at a then astronomical cost of $160,000,[3] the Aloha Tower is located at Pier 9 of Honolulu Harbor. It has been, and continues to be, a guiding beacon welcoming vessels to the City and County of Honolulu. Just as the Statue of Liberty greeted hundreds of thousands of immigrants each year to New York City, the Aloha Tower greeted hundreds of thousands of immigrants to Honolulu. At 10 stories and 184 feet (56 m) of height topped with 40 feet (12 m) of flag mast, for four decades the Aloha Tower was the tallest structure in Hawaii.[3] It was built in the Hawaiian Gothic architectural style.

Attack on Pearl Harbor[edit]

When the attack on Pearl Harbor came on December 7, 1941, Coast Guardsmen from the USCGC Taney (WHEC-37) were ordered to take up defensive positions around Aloha Tower and protect it from being occupied. The Aloha Tower was painted in camouflage to disappear at night.

Redevelopment[edit]

In 1981, the Governor of Hawaii and the Hawaii State Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism established the Aloha Tower Development Corporation. The public corporation was charged with developing the land around the Aloha Tower to benefit the state's commercial trade industry based at Honolulu Harbor while at the same time providing the residents of Hawaii with ample access to the downtown waterfront. The entire Aloha Tower Complex, as defined by the public corporation, was identified as Piers 5 and 6, Piers 8 through 23, and portions of Nimitz Highway and Iwilei.

Museum marketplace[edit]

In 1982, the Hawaii Maritime Center was opened near the Aloha Tower in an old royal pier to present the history of Honolulu Harbor and the relative industries it served. In 2002, the Hawaii Maritime Center became an incorporated institution of the Bishop Museum. The center was closed to the public on May 1, 2009.[4]

Docked at the royal pier is the Falls of Clyde, a historic shipping vessel.

Recent developments[edit]

The Aloha Tower Development Corporation continues its work today with plans to modernize the facilities and infrastructure in and around the Aloha Tower Complex. Its most significant hurdle is to find a way of making travel through Nimitz Highway more efficient. In 2004, a controversial proposal was made to construct an underground highway tunnel beneath the complex.[5] Other proposals include the establishment of streetcars, elimination of commercial high-rises in the area and increase of high-rise residential units instead. State officials want to close the parking lot fronting the Aloha Tower and destroy the adjacent Hawaiian Electric Company power plant, then fill the space with a park. In consideration of heightened security measures after 9/11, tourist access to the observation deck was restricted, but has since been reopened.

As of 2013 the shopping center and Aloha Tower itself have fallen into a state of disrepair, most of the store fronts are now gone and the entire mall and tower is showing damage. Many of the ships that were once tourist attractions have ceased operating, the Falls of Clyde has been stripped of her masts and is now a derelict sitting in the harbor.

The Star of Honolulu Dinner Cruise still operates out of the docks near the bars.

Today, Hawaii Pacific University has purchased and is continuing to redevelop the space. The second floor is now used as student housing with 268 beds. The ground floor features the HPU Welcome Center as well as other student facilities, and there are also some restaurants.

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ http://www.emporis.com/buildings/128700/aloha-tower-honolulu-hi-usa
  3. ^ a b Foster, Jeanette (3 April 2012). Frommer's Honolulu, Waikiki and Oahu. John Wiley & Sons. p. 196. ISBN 978-1-118-07465-7. Retrieved 29 April 2012. 
  4. ^ "Too bad about the Hawaii Maritime Center". Visit Hawaii. 11 April 2009. Retrieved 1 August 2009. 
  5. ^ "Aloha Tower proposal reshaped". The Honolulu Advertiser. 19 June 2004. Retrieved 29 April 2012. 

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