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Here's a tiny updated listed of Skyscrapers and other projects under construction, approved, proposed, or recently or probably dead for Honolulu, Anchorage, etc. I don't have a list for Anchorage but hopefully an Alaskan will be friendly enough to school us on any! I will try to add some for Puerto Rico, Guam, etc when i find some. So please be patient!

H O N O L U L U

Under Construction:

1-Hokua Tower: 40 stories @ 418 ft. (2005)

2-Ko'olani: 47 stories (2006)

3-Moana Pacific East Tower: 46 stories @ 400 ft. (2006)

4-Lanikea at Waikiki: 30 stories @ 300 ft. (2005)

5-215 North King Street: 23 stories

*more to come!

Approved:

1-Moana Pacific West Tower: 46 stories @ 400 ft.

2-Waikikian Tower: 38 stories (2005)

3-Nine O Nine Kapi'olani: 35 stories @ 332 ft. (2007)

4-Ewa Tower Ward Village: 17 stories

5-Kulana Hale Apartments II: 15 stories

Proposed:

1-World Trade Center Hawaii: 31 stories @ 400 ft.

2-Capitol Place: 39 stories @ 400 ft? (2007)

3-Watermark Waikiki: 37 stories @ 350 ft. (2007)

4-Outrigger Beach Walk Tower: 350 ft.

5-2121 Kuhio Avenue: 28 stories @ 300 ft.

6-Kapi'olani Akahi C.C. Retirement Community: 26 stories @ 294 ft. (2005)

7-800 Nu'uanu Condominiums: 21 stories @ 220 ft. (2006)

8-Royal Kahili Tower: 16 stories @ 208 ft. (2006)

9-The Pinnacle Honolulu: 35 stories @ 350 ft - 400 ft?

10-Iwilei Elderly Housing: 13 stories

11-Donald Trumps Luxury Condo

12-Possible Old Honolulu Advertiser site Tower

13-3D Investments Condo Tower: 22 stories

*More to come!!

Dead:

1-25 stories Kaka'ako Project - the land owner sold the property, not sure what's going to happened to it now?

2-Pacific Quay Office Tower - The Pacific Quay project looks like it will turn into waterfront lofts instead of two towers.

3-Pacific Quay Hotel Tower

S A N J U A N

Under Construction:

1-Caribe Plaza (Paseo Caribe): 21 stories

2-The Coliseum Tower Residences: 16 stories @ 259 ft.

3-Torre Ponce de Leon (Metro Plaza Towers): 18 stories

4-Torre Laguna (Metro Plaza Towers): 18 stories

5-Carrion Court Ocean: 17 stories

6-Excelsior Tower: 14 stories @ 182 ft. (2005)

7-Vistas de la Laguna: 14 stories (2005)

8-Banco Popular Office Building: 12 stories (2004)

9-Pasarella Condado: 12 stories (2004)

Approved:

Coliseum Plaza 1: 29 stories @ 279 ft.

A N C H O R A G E

Proposed:

1-605 West Fifth: 25 stories *Could be ANC's new tallest if built!

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Here are some other (smaller) projects for Honolulu:

Ward Gateway Retail Center

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Currently under construction, the Ward Gateway Retail Center will include a new two story retail structure at 970 Auahi Street (corner of Auahi Street and Ward Avenue). Victoria Ward Limited is developing the complex that will include approximately 155,541 square feet of commercial space and 126,487 square feet of industrial space. Some of the tenants initially signed up for the center are: Wahoo's Fish Tacos, Kua Aina, Starbucks Coffee, and Jamba Juice.

The Wedding Ring Shop

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Construction work is ongoing for The Wedding Ring Shop complex at 1181 Kapiolani Boulevard. When completed, the site will offer a new retail and office establishment at the corner of Kapiolani Boulevard and Pensacola Street. The three-story structure would include commercial and industrial uses. The first floor of the complex will contain parking and loading areas, as well as an entry lobby. Retail and jewelry manufacturing operations will be located on the second floor. Additional manufacturing, meeting and office spaces will be located on the third level.

In August 2003 following a public hearing, the Authority granted variances to the developer of The Wedding Ring Shop to allow: (1) reduced setback areas along Kapiolani Boulevard, and Pensacola and Hopaka Streets; (2) vehicular maneuvering within the setback area; and (3) the reduction of the parking requirement from 13 to 9 on-site stalls.

Public Storage Project

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The Hawaii Community Development Authority (HCDA) on February 2, 2005 approved a Planned Development Permit for the Public Storage Project, a six-story industrial/commercial complex proposed for 1067 Kapiolani Boulevard. Following a public hearing on the project, HCDA members also approved joint development of three parcels for the development and modifications of planned development provisions.

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Public Storage, Inc. is proposing a complex to contain 185,350 square feet of industrial storage space; 6,650 square feet o commercial use lining the ground level fronting Kapiolani Boulevard and Kamakee Street; and 56 parking spaces (including 14 public spaces to be made available at market rates). The project has been designed with an open space landscape plaza on the ground level at the corner of Kapiolani Boulevard and Kamakee Street. A clock tower feature and meandering walkways are planned to welcome people to this portion of Kaka

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La Concha on Ashford Avenue is apparently being resuscitated as a Renaissance. I have been unsuccessful at finding images of the rebuilding. I saw the property a few years ago when it was in the demolition phase. Has anyone got more news about what this early Modern landmark will look like when Marriott is through with it? I am hoping for the bast....

http://marriott.com/property/propertypage/SJUBR

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Im in San Juan and I cant wait to get a camara and shoot some pics to post on here.. but im just getting into all of this so I dont know ALL of the projects listed but ill do some researching. La Concha has been under extensive renovations for 2 years now. The whole city is undergoing a transformation ever since the train opened.. all the areas nearby it are being redeveloped with higher density projects. I do know that the Justice Department as well as the Education Department are getting new buildings right by the train line. Justice is going right besides the existing San Juan Courthouse and Education is going nearby the Cupey station.

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Awesome please let us know if you find out about other projects and please post some pics of the city or cities in PR when you get a camera that would be awesome!

BTW here are some updates for Honolulu:

*I'm currently in Honolulu for two weeks and wow theres a lot going on Hokua tower has already been topped off just some remaining windows are left to complete the facade and Ko'olani has topped off too but there is still a crane present, 215 N King is topped off but the parking structure and ground floor retail area is still somewhat under construction, the twin towers Moana Pacific are about a 1/4 to almost 1/2 its height, and the Lanikea in Waikiki looks complete. There's also lots going on along Auahi Street in the Ward Area with new store fronts really making the place look pretty swank and very active with pedestrians. I've also seen many other projects below 12 stories being built like up Piikoi near the H-1 on ramp theres a new 7 story apartment U/C and others below 12 stories of similar height springing up all over. Also along Kapiolani Blvd. near Ala Moana the restaurants and shops have been fenced up as that lot will transform into a large Nordstrom, there's also some other structure going up near the "New Casino" bar along strip bar row on Kapiolani Blvd. Lots and lots of construction this city is really changing fast. Oh yeah the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center is also undergoing its transformation too as it becomes more street retial oriented instead of a fortress (it looking much better now!). Hmm and there was a lot near the Ala Wai Canal that i saw some construction going on well some cement slabs but i have no idea what its going to be? Ahh thats the updates for right now of what ive seen so far since coming back here but i will add more soon! =) ive got 2 weeks!

Here's a comprehensive rundown of some of the many projects going on...

The H O N O L U L U Rundown

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Under Construction:

1-Hokua Tower: 40 stories @ 418 ft. (2005)

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2-Ko'olani: 47 stories (2006)

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3-Moana Pacific East Tower: 46 stories @ 400 ft. (2006)

4-Moana Pacific West Tower: 46 stories @ 400 ft. (2006)

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5-Lanikea at Waikiki: 30 stories @ 300 ft. (2005)

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6-215 North King Street: 23 stories

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7-Ko'Olina Beach Club 2: 12 stories

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8-Watermark Waikiki: 37 stories @ 350 ft. (2007) *breaks ground Nov. 14, 2005

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9-Ocean Tower @ Ko'olina: 15 stories - *Broke ground in September

Hokua & Koolani under construction

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Waikiki Beach Walk

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*more to come!

Approved:

1-Waikikian Tower: 38 stories (2005)

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2-Nine O Nine Kapi'olani: 35 stories @ 332 ft. (2007)

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3-Ewa Tower Ward Village: 17 stories

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4-Kulana Hale Apartments II: 15 stories

5-Keola Lai: 42 stories @ 387 ft. (2008)

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6-Capitol Place: 39 stories @ 400 ft? (2007)

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Proposed:

1-World Trade Center Hawaii: 31 stories @ 400 ft.

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2-Puaena: 28 stories

3-Outrigger Beach Walk Tower: 350 ft.

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4-2121 Kuhio Avenue: 28 stories @ 300 ft.

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5-Kapi'olani Akahi C.C. Retirement Community: 26 stories @ 294 ft. (2005)

6-800 Nu'uanu Condominiums: 21 stories @ 220 ft. (2006)

7-Royal Kahili Tower: 16 stories @ 208 ft. (2006)

8-The Pinnacle Honolulu: 35 stories @ 350 ft - 400 ft?

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9-Iwilei Elderly Housing: 13 stories

10-Donald Trumps Luxury Condo

11-Possible Old Honolulu Advertiser site Tower

12-3D Investments Condo Tower: 22 stories

13-A&B Kaka'ako Waterfront Residential Project Towers I: 20 stories

14-A&B Kaka'ako Waterfront Residential Project Towers II: 20 stories

15-A&B Kaka'ako Waterfront Residential Project Towers III: 20 stories

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*More to come!!

Dead:

1-25 stories Kaka'ako Project - the land owner sold the property, not sure what's going to happened to it now?

2-Pacific Quay Office Tower - The Pacific Quay project looks like it will turn into waterfront lofts instead of two towers.

3-Pacific Quay Hotel Tower

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Under 12 stories:

Proposed, Approved or Under Construction (that I put together so far):

1-Waikiki Palms - 116 units @ 6 stories

2-Lofts @ Waikiki - 36 units @ 6 stories

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3-250-room all-suite business hotel @ Honolulu Harbor @ 4-8 stories

4-Pacific Aviation Museum Phase 1-4

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5-Moanalua Navy Services Center

6-USS Arizona Memorial (Re-construction?)

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7-Oahu veterans center

8-New Waikiki Retail Complex

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9-New Cancer Research Center in Kakaako

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10-Ocean Sciences Center

11-A New National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Pacific Region Center

12-Honolulu Fire Department headquarters complex in Kakaako

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13-Science Learning Center at Bishop Museum

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14-Kapolei Commons (Mall) Yikes

15-Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center (rebuilding/renewel) *2006 projected completion

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*For more pics of renderings go HERE

16-Beach Tower @ Ko'olina (8 stories) *Broke ground in Sept.

17-The Courtyards at Mililani Mauka

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18-Franciscan Vistas

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19-Kakaako bio center

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A few others: *A ton of housing projects like...

Kai Nani

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Wow, I wasn't aware that Honolulu was in a construction boom.

I'd have to say the 3-Moana Pacific East Tower: 46 stories 06 and the 4-Moana Pacific West Tower: 46 stories are my favorites. Are they Mixed-use, or just condos?

Awesome Updates!!

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^Hi, yeah there's a ton of pojects going on all over the city. Honolulu is evolving once again... As for the Moana Pacific it will mainly be Condos but the street level area will be mixed use like restaurants, retail, etc.

Here's another update:

Inspiration Hawaii yesterday broke ground on its ambitious, flagship building on Kapiolani Boulevard near Pensacola and Piikoi streets. Scheduled to open late next year, the 80,000-square-foot Honolulu Design Center will contain a 65,000-square foot showroom, offices, a cafe, restaurant, art gallery and 2,600-square-foot amphitheater. The center's owner, Thomas Sorensen, hopes the building will serve as the centerpiece for Honolulu's design community. The project's lead architect, Matt Gilbertson of RIM Architects, said the building's design "can be understood as an expression of two 'waves' in reflection off of the adjacent 'seawall' parking structure, expressing a uniquely island experience."

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^Thats cool but maybe you can post some new pics when you have the time cause i'm going back to Portland tommorrow :( but i hope to live in Honolulu in a couple years once again

Here's another new project on the horizon - Honolulu continues to boom

Tatsumi Group plans a 120-unit 17 story residential high-rise in McCully

Source: Star Bulletin

Map: Honolulu Advertiser

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Hawaii's strong real estate market and an economic rebound in Japan have led a Japanese investor to acquire land and plan a 17-story residential condominium tower in McCully.

Tatsumi Group, a diversified real estate company headquartered in Osaka with properties in Japan, California and New York, has purchased the former Holo-Holo Auto dealership site, a 22,664-square-foot lot at the corner of Kalakaua Avenue and Fern Street, for an undisclosed price from a subsidiary of Taiwan-based Fu Tsu Construction Co.

The deal, which closed on Wednesday, is the company's first undertaking in Hawaii. Takao Shinomiya, the president of Tatsumi Group and head of its overseas affiliates, has interest in expanding in the state, said Jeannie M. Fogarty, the company's Realtor.

"Mr. Shinomiya spends a lot of time in Hawaii, and the development of residential housing here is a natural complement to the company's other holdings in the United States," she said.

The Tatsumi Group's Japanese banks are expected to provide financing for the 120-unit project, which is slated to begin next summer and has a tentative completion date of summer 2007.

Sales of studio and one-bedroom units are expected to begin in April, with prices ranging from $299,500 to $449,500 for fee-simple condominiums. The larger one-bedroom units are expected to be 690 square feet, excluding the lanais.

"The project is being targeted at the local market and prices will be reasonable for first-time buyers," Fogarty said. Each of the one-bedroom and studio units will have a full-sized kitchen, spacious lanai, full bath and other amenities including optional air conditioning and high-speed Internet access.

As Japan's economy continues to improve, Hawaii will likely see more Japanese investors coming back to the market, said Hideo Mita, independent agent with Fogarty Realty, which represented the buyer.

"After the bubble economy finished there were a lot of bad debts in Japan, but now almost all the liquidations have finished and that's why their interest has started to look overseas again," Mita said.

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^Hey long time no see! Pics would be great man! BTW do you know if 909 Kapiolani or any other projects are undercontruction too? Or any of the other proposed projects just west of Chinatown? The newer building outside of Chinatown is nasty i don't know why these arcthitects can't design something that looks decent. That building doesn't look right where its located i think that if they built something with a little more thought and detail it would look nicer in that location. :(

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^ I think 909 Kapiolani is under construction too! It's the one right across McKinley High School right? I'm not sure about the other ones tho. Yeah the new one near chinatown is well pretty ugly. I guess its something better than nothing.

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^Awesome i think that Keola Lai (sp?) is U/C now too. I kind of wonder when the other projects at the edge of Chinatown will go U/C too?

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Here's some pics I promised!

909 Kapiolani

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Moana Pacific 1 & 2

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Tha Pinnacle

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Capitol Place

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Thats all I got for now. Hopefully they will grow fast. I'll keep you guys updated when possible.

Hey Urb, I can't register at SSP so feel free to use those images.

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Aww man thats awesome! Great job! Thanks for taking the time to take these photos. The city its really looking good and very active. It looks like Moana Pacific is near topping out huh? You know with all these new buildings with glass facades the city is going to look so different in the next few years and i think that even though many of the designs are still boxy i think that the glass will break the monotnous bleached condos that dominate places like Waikiki and Makiki. BTW thanks for allowing me to repost these at skyscraperpage. Also, how come you can't sign up or post over there? I wish you could there are at least two other members there with Hawaii connections. One is living in SF (maybe for school?) now but is going back to visit family soon and another on the Big Island or Oahu (can't remember).

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It sucks that the Kakaako Waterfront/Kewalo Basin project was pretty much cancelled. I'm so pissed at "Save our Kakaako." I'm always so pissed at these stupid environmental groups like the sierra club always butting in. Can't they just go away and allow developers free reign. Maybe it's just the engineer in me, but I am so entirely pro-development and anti-environmental.

But in a way maybe that is a good sign that the project was cancelled. I personally would like to see a much denser compilation of buidings. The scaled back two high-rise setup seemed a bit vacant to me. Maybe in the future when they do decide to revitalize that area people in the surrounding neighborhoods will come to their senses and realize they live in an urban high-rise jungle and won't mind like 10 high rises on that parcel. Highly doubt that will happen though.

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^According to the Star Bulletin yesterday:

"As a result of legislation, Kamehameha Schools' proposed Life Sciences Research Complex in Kakaako will have to drop plans to include 120 to 200 residential lofts. The measure had been aimed at stopping Alexander & Baldwin's controversial waterfront development in the area."

The lofts were to be built on private land but all housing was banned in that area. The lofts were going to be used to house scientists that worked for the Research Complex and future Cancer Research Center etc. Which is all a part of Hawaii's move to diversify the economy. Basically, its another road block. :(

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