Monthly Archives August 2009

Star Bulletin Editorial Board: Mayor Should Rethink Natatorium Demolition

EDITORIAL Rethink Natatorium plan POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Aug 29, 2009 Demolishing the Waikiki War Memorial Natatorium might not be the inexpensive way to deal with the deteriorating landmark that Mayor Mufi Hannemann was advised it would be. Previously unforeseen costs of demolition should cause the city to instead consider renovating and maintaining the memorial when it becomes feasible in a recovered economy. The National Trust for Historic Preservation is recommending restoration of the memorial, pointing out that demolition would involve extensive environmental studies that could result in rejection of such a course. The memorial was built in 1927 to
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