||International Market Place Will be horribly razed
Joined: Mar 24, 2008
From: Ka'a'awa, HI
|Posted: 26 days ago; 12:40 pm  Permalink|
"the tree is what people remember" If that's all people really remember about IMP then they must be post-boomer young to not remember what made the whole place special. The video tour did nothing but reinforce the sense of loss 40 years ago, not "a sense of place" (I'm SO sick of agenda idiots misusing that phrase!), and that they expect locals to be flocking there... it better be exceptional in ways they probably don't have any concept of.
Joined: Apr 09, 2003
From: LA-2547 mls east Hawaii &5500 Easter Is
|Posted: 26 days ago; 1:49 pm  Permalink|
[i]On 2014-03-29 12:40, msteeln wrote:
they expect locals to be flocking there... .
Waikiki is not particularly for locals, and Saks Fifth Avenue, the anchor store of the new IMP, certainly is not.
The Queen Emma Foundation should attempt to justify the destruction of a historical landmark by saying "the increase rent we can charge Saks and other high-end retailers" will maximize profits, which then can be used for healthcare for locals."
My first experience of seeing how locals were treated in Waikiki was seeing some Polynesian-looking young men, riding in a pick-up, pulled over by the police when they were trying to enter Waikiki.
[ This Message was edited by: christiki295 2014-03-29 13:57 ]