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Aloha Tower
Honolulu, Hawaii

The Aloha Tower in Honolulu Harbor is one of the most important landmarks of Hawaii for many years it was the tallest building in Hawaii. It is located on Pier 9 in front of downtown Honolulu. Today the Aloha Tower is surrounded by a shopping, dining, and entertainment complex called the Aloha Tower Marketplace.

Aloha Tower at the Aloha Tower Marketplace
Photo Credit: Hawaii Tourism Japan

The Aloha Tower was designed by Hawaii architect Arthur Reynolds in a combination of art deco and late gothic revival style. Constructed was completed 1926 and the tower was opened on September 11 of that year.

The tower is 10 stories and more then 180 feet tall and for forty years it was the tallest building in Hawaii. Near the top of the tower there are observation decks, two large clocks, and the word "Aloha" in large letters that can be seen from quite a distance away.

During the 1930's and 1940's the tower was one of the most well-known landmarks in Hawaii and cruise ship visitors became excited when they could see it from as far away as 15 miles out to sea. Since the 1950's the tower ha not been as visible from sea because of construction in the area.

In the heyday of cruise ship transportation "Boat Days" or "Steamer Days" were a popular entertainment in Honolulu. Hula dancers and bands would greet the arriving ships and the locals would also join in the fun. Today visitors to Hawaii can still join in the fun of Boat Days. For more information visitthe AlohaBoatDays.com Web site.

In the 1990's the pier area around the Aloha Tower was converted into a shopping,dining, and entertainment center called the Aloha Tower Marketplace.

The public is welcome to take the elevator to the tower's observation decks and guided tours of the Aloha Tower and the Aloha Marketplace are also available.

Events at the Tower
Organizer of private events at the base of the Aloha Tower such as weddings, performances, class reunions, and corporate functions.

Attractions and Activities Near the Aloha Tower
- Aloha Boat Days
- Aloha Tower Marketplace
- Hawaii Maritime Center Museum
- Falls of Clyde Clipper Ship

Aloha Tower Vintage Wall Posters
A collection of wall posters and prints from the 1930's and 1940's featuring the Aloha Tower and ships arriving in Honolulu.

Aloha Tower Marketplace
A shopping center on the downtown Honolulu waterfront with many shops and restaurants. Park in this lot to see the Aloha Tower. (AlohaTower.com)

Aloha Tower Development Corporation
An organization formed in 1981 to develop the land around the Aloha Tower in downtown Honolulu. (AlohaTower.org)



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Aloha Tower Past and Present (Honolulu Star Bulletin)
Introduction to the Aloha Tower (AlohaTower.com)
History of the Aloha Tower (AlohaTower.com)
- Wikipedia on the Aloha Tower
Hawaii Web on the Aloha Tower
- Aloha Hawaii on the Aloha Tower



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