Monthly Archives September 2009

The fight goes on!

By now you’ve heard that the mayor’s task force voted this week to support demolishing the Natatorium and replacing it with a beach. This vote did not surprise us; the lines in the sand were drawn early. We knew that the battle was uphill, given that this was the mayor’s own task force and that the mayor advocates demolition. The vote does nothing to change our position on preservation of the Natatorium. It does nothing to quell the vigor with which we are working to block attempts by the city to demolish the War Memorial. If and when Mayor Hannemann
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Categories: Statement and Uncategorized.

“Demolition by neglect” or “a beautiful place:” What’s your choice?

Honolulu Advertiser columnist Lee Cataluna has published a great column decrying the “demolition by neglect” of some of Hawai’i’s great landmarks and cultural treasures. The Natatorium, she writes, doesn’t have to suffer the same fate. It can, she said, “again become a beautiful place that Hawai’i residents and visitors can enjoy. But it takes money, vision and, most of all, a collective will to make it so.” Read Lee’s column here. A question for you: Do we have that collective will? Tell us in the comments below what you think.
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Categories: News coverage and Uncategorized.