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Tiki Central Forums Locating Tiki Kona Kai, Philadelphia, PA (restaurant)

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Kona Kai, Philadelphia, PA (restaurant)
Dustycajun
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Joined: Nov 16, 2007
Posts: 5112
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2009-11-23 4:09 pm   Permalink

Well this now has to be one of the most well documented Tiki temples of all time, starting with its inception with the blueprints and artists renderings and finishing with the Tikis that came out of the restaurant when it closed! Thanks to everyone for the great posts.

Here is an ad I picked up for the Kona Kai, as seen in an old Architectural Record magazine.



The ad features the Medusa White concrete that was used to make the fantastic block wall in front of the Kona Kai, as well as the sides of the Marriott hotel building. I know Bamboo Ben is always eschewing the use of concrete as a medium for building Tiki, but this application looks way Tiki-Modern cool.





Other Tiki concrete applications that come to mind are the Hawaii Kai in New York (pics from TabooDan and Sabu)





And the Trader Vic's in Portland (pic from Tikidon)




DC


 
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