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International Market Place Will be horribly razed
christiki295
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From: LA-2547 mls east Hawaii &5500 Easter Is
Posted: 2014-02-24 07:39 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2014-01-06 13:24, TikiTacky wrote:
Thanks for the video. It's nice to see what everyone was talking about.

I can't believe that some of those stalls were paying $8,000 a month in rent. That's just insane.




Yes, with the merchandise prices so low $8,000.00 seems to high to keep the doors open.


 
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christiki295
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From: LA-2547 mls east Hawaii &5500 Easter Is
Posted: 2014-02-24 07:41 am   Permalink

This place doesn't compare, but:



Waikiki Shopping Plaza Tiki Products store.


 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2014-02-24 08:56 am   Permalink

Any recent pics
Ghost town or gone???


 
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Kaiwaza
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Posted: 2014-02-24 1:29 pm   Permalink

It's all fenced in & covered. You can't see in. THat includes the whole area on the backside as well...Mandarin Hotel.
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bamalamalu
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Posted: 2014-03-04 6:10 pm   Permalink

Apparently the groundbreaking ceremony was yesterday.

http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/24876384/groundbreaking-ceremony-for-new-international-marketplace


http://www.bizjournals.com/pacific/news/2014/03/03/taubman-queen-emma-break-ground-on.html

yuck.




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christiki295
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From: LA-2547 mls east Hawaii &5500 Easter Is
Posted: 2014-03-05 07:41 am   Permalink

A cruel irony that the name "International Marketplace" will be maintained, even though its historical integrity has been destroyed. But, it is for a good purpose, of providing low cost health care, which is necessary if there is no single-payer option.

At least the Banyan tree is preserved:




 
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Posted: 2014-03-05 09:34 am   Permalink

Dumb.

 
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Tele295
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Posted: 2014-03-05 8:05 pm   Permalink

Meh

 
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christiki295
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Posted: 2014-03-06 07:02 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2014-03-05 07:41, christiki295 wrote:







Looking more closely, the proportions seem inaccurate.

Is the Banyan tree really 5 stories tall?
Also, the Banyan tree would have to be substantially - even severely - trimmed
to fit the width of the building on the left, which is at least 5 columns deep.

I also don't care for the wall of glass facade with a single, small entrance.
It looks like a huge mall, stuck on the sidewalk, with no public piazza.

[ This Message was edited by: christiki295 2014-03-06 07:22 ]


 
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christiki295
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From: LA-2547 mls east Hawaii &5500 Easter Is
Posted: 2014-03-06 07:09 am   Permalink

Equally disturbing is the lack of a set-back with a green belt or Tiki torches.
Having a some tropical landscaping and coconut trees in Hawaii does not seem to be asking that much.

Even the Royal Hawaiian Center incorporated Tiki torches and tropical landscaping:



 
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msteeln
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Posted: 2014-03-06 11:48 am   Permalink

Quote:
The Banyan tree would have to be severely trimmed to fit

Be prepared to be severely bummed, and anything better will be a nice surprise.


 
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Kaiwaza
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Posted: 2014-03-18 10:49 pm   Permalink




 
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AceExplorer
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Posted: 2014-03-19 06:30 am   Permalink

Thanks for the pic. Does anyone have any information if any of the carvings or any other "historical" items were saved? And if so, where they went and if they might return?

 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2014-03-19 9:07 pm   Permalink



 
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Kaiwaza
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Posted: 2014-03-29 11:34 am   Permalink

OK, so, I'm not happy the old IMP is gone. But, it IS gone & what's done is done. I was somewhat encourage by this preview of the plans on our local news. At least it does seem to retain some open air feeling, the tree is preserved, and even though sadly upscale (like we need more of THAT), it at least looks "ok."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9Rvdond6kY
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