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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
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.
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
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
Downtown Honolulu Aloha Tower Oahu Hawaii HD
Downtown Honolulu Aloha Tower Oahu Hawaii HD
Published: 2014/05/28
Channel: berlincity_life
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
Aloha Tower Marketplace
Aloha Tower Marketplace
Published: 2008/03/17
Channel: Tony Bantay
Sharkoffs LIVE @ Aloha Tower, Honolulu Hawaii
Sharkoffs LIVE @ Aloha Tower, Honolulu Hawaii
Published: 2013/02/05
Channel: Sharkoffs
Down by The Aloha Tower
Down by The Aloha Tower
Published: 2017/05/21
Channel: Chunky Jackson
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
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
Hawaii Pacific University At Aloha Tower Marketplace
Hawaii Pacific University At Aloha Tower Marketplace
Published: 2015/08/29
Channel: Honolulu News
The Budos Band 2010-10-29, Aloha Tower, Honolulu, HI
The Budos Band 2010-10-29, Aloha Tower, Honolulu, HI
Published: 2015/03/31
Channel: tdunski
Hawaii 2010 - The Aloha Tower Marketplace
Hawaii 2010 - The Aloha Tower Marketplace
Published: 2010/08/04
Channel: lokela701
Weldon Kekauoha - "Aloha Tower"
Weldon Kekauoha - "Aloha Tower"
Published: 2017/05/19
Channel: Jody Y
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 and Downtown Honolulu
Aloha tower and Downtown Honolulu
Published: 2012/03/25
Channel: Alcat Ando
HPU: Revitalization of Aloha Tower Marketplace
HPU: Revitalization of Aloha Tower Marketplace
Published: 2014/06/19
Channel: Hawai'i Pacific University
Aloha Tower Marketplace gets a makeover
Aloha Tower Marketplace gets a makeover
Published: 2015/08/04
Channel: KITV
New Years Celebration at Aloha Tower, Hawaii 2013 Part 2
New Years Celebration at Aloha Tower, Hawaii 2013 Part 2
Published: 2013/02/02
Channel: Soeleman Singontiko
Aloha Tower New Years Eve Party
Aloha Tower New Years Eve Party
Published: 2016/01/06
Channel: James Wynn
12.31.15 New Year
12.31.15 New Year's Eve @ Aloha Tower
Published: 2016/01/02
Channel: soljah37
HPU hopes to add retailers under Aloha Tower dorms
HPU hopes to add retailers under Aloha Tower dorms
Published: 2015/05/12
Channel: KITV
Tarrus Riley @ Aloha Tower
Tarrus Riley @ Aloha Tower
Published: 2011/08/13
Channel: Melvin Kahanu
Preparations for Aloha Tower and Waikiki shows
Preparations for Aloha Tower and Waikiki shows
Published: 2016/01/01
Channel: KHON2 News
Aloha Tower Farmer
Aloha Tower Farmer's Market Grand Opening
Published: 2016/09/14
Channel: Affect Digital Agency
New Year Eve 2012 Aloha Tower Block Party
New Year Eve 2012 Aloha Tower Block Party
Published: 2012/12/01
Channel: Raymond Ho Jr.
Preparations being made for big fireworks shows in Waikiki, Aloha Tower
Preparations being made for big fireworks shows in Waikiki, Aloha Tower
Published: 2016/12/31
Channel: KHON2 News
Aloha Tower
Aloha Tower
Published: 2015/07/04
Channel: Pleasanton Ukulele Band
Kuana Torres Kahele & Ioane Burns - Kona/Aloha Tower Medley
Kuana Torres Kahele & Ioane Burns - Kona/Aloha Tower Medley
Published: 2014/07/05
Channel: Jody Y
Aloha Tower In Hawaii - Hawaii Pacific University Hawaii Vacation best spots with danielshawaii.com
Aloha Tower In Hawaii - Hawaii Pacific University Hawaii Vacation best spots with danielshawaii.com
Published: 2017/03/31
Channel: DanielsHawaii
October 20, 2012 Dash Berlin Live @ Aloha Tower Hawaii
October 20, 2012 Dash Berlin Live @ Aloha Tower Hawaii
Published: 2012/10/25
Channel: Marvin Ventura
Alice in Chains – 1993/01/08 @ Aloha Tower, Honolulu, HI (SBD/SHN)
Alice in Chains – 1993/01/08 @ Aloha Tower, Honolulu, HI (SBD/SHN)
Published: 2016/01/23
Channel: Alice In Chains Fans
I Swear by All-4-One
I Swear by All-4-One
Published: 2017/06/25
Channel: Elcid Zamora
Haylie808@ Aloha Tower
Haylie808@ Aloha Tower
Published: 2009/06/01
Channel: 5cru
years ago in 2010 - Aloha Tower Cruise Boat Terminal
years ago in 2010 - Aloha Tower Cruise Boat Terminal
Published: 2014/07/23
Channel: renyenhawaii
Fireworks show cancelled at Aloha Tower Marketplace
Fireworks show cancelled at Aloha Tower Marketplace
Published: 2014/01/22
Channel: KHON2 News
aloha tower
aloha tower
Published: 2013/12/04
Channel: Jason Goldstein
GOP
GOP's Christmas at Aloha Tower
Published: 2010/12/08
Channel: Michele Van Hessen
Aloha Tower Hawaii
Aloha Tower Hawaii
Published: 2016/11/17
Channel: Erika and Peter
Aloha Towers 2205
Aloha Towers 2205
Published: 2010/04/22
Channel: WaltFloodRealty
OneRepublic Concert@Aloha Tower
OneRepublic Concert@Aloha Tower
Published: 2011/02/24
Channel: jen1005
Aloha Tower harbor fish
Aloha Tower harbor fish
Published: 2013/08/30
Channel: c219troll
Makino Chaya in Aloha Tower
Makino Chaya in Aloha Tower
Published: 2009/06/22
Channel: John Garcia
Forte STRAIGHT OUT stuck in the 90
Forte STRAIGHT OUT stuck in the 90's concert aloha tower
Published: 2017/06/28
Channel: Richy Calderon
Hot Rain - New Intro.  Jimmy Cliff Concert Aloha Tower
Hot Rain - New Intro. Jimmy Cliff Concert Aloha Tower
Published: 2012/04/22
Channel: AfflatusMusic
Aloha Tower Show | Team BMW Hawaii feat. Team Hyundai Hawaii & Nikki Jaded
Aloha Tower Show | Team BMW Hawaii feat. Team Hyundai Hawaii & Nikki Jaded
Published: 2013/04/04
Channel: TeamBMWHawaii
Forte FOLLOW THE SUN stuck in the 90
Forte FOLLOW THE SUN stuck in the 90's concert aloha tower
Published: 2017/06/28
Channel: Richy Calderon
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Aloha Tower
AlohaTowerAtNight.jpg
The Aloha Tower has been greeting vessels to port at Honolulu Harbor since September 11, 1926.
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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