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Waikiki Natatorium pool to be demolished, replaced by public beach

KHON2 By Ron Mizutani   It’s been the subject of controversy for more than 45 years: What to do with the aging Waikiki Natatorium War Memorial? On Tuesday, the latest plan was unveiled. The Waikiki Natatorium War Memorial was built in 1927 in honor of the thousands of Hawaii sold
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From Our Files: Architecture

Honolulu Magazine February 2013 / A. Kam Napier - We now know the Waikiki War Memorial Natatorium as a sadly neglected monument to Hawaii’s losses in World War I, but, in 1920, it hadn’t even been built yet and wasn’t the only proposal for the site. Our predecessor, Paradise of the Pa
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Plans for Waikiki War Memorial Natatorium back on again

KITV4 News   The on-again, off-again plans to do something with the Waikiki War Memorial Natatorium seem to be back on again. And the end result could mean the end of the eyesore. KITV4’s Catherine Cruz has new developments for the aging memorial some groups hope can be sav
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Honolulu Star-Advertiser poll: 53% support pool removal

Honolulu Star-Advertiser What should be done with the Waikiki War Memorial Natatorium? B. Remove pool and create beach (53%, 882 Votes) A. Full restoration, with pool (27%, 446 Votes) C. Turn pool into volleyball facility (20%, 336 Votes) Total Voters: 1,662 Start Date: December 22, 2
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Plans for natatorium favor creation of a beach

Honolulu Star-Advertiser By Gordon Y.K. Pang / B.J. Reyes Gov. Neil Abercrombie is including $2 million in his construction budget for improvements to the Waikiki War Memorial Natatorium, but indicated Thursday he may be rethinking the idea of refurbishing it as a beach volleyball ven
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Community leaders discuss vision for Waikiki Natatorium

KITV4 News   Future of aging, crumbling structure still in limbo HONOLULU — It’s a question state and local leaders have been kicking around for years: What to do with the Waikiki War Memorial Natatorium? Thursday night, the community weighed in on plans for the crumbling w
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New wrinkle in natatorium volleyball plans

KITV4 News   Land ownership of lands mauka of arch may limit state options HONOLULU — Beach volleyball may be the fastest growing sport in the world and the city and state officials are weighing its place in Waikiki. The University of Hawaii made history this spring, adding women
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The Next Natatorium

Honolulu Star-Advertiser By Lee Catterall Abercrombie’s idea to turn the Waikiki landmark into a beach volleyball venue has rekindled the long debate over the crumbling property As Gov. Neil Abercrombie develops his idea to turn the Waikiki War Memorial Natatorium into a beach v
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Off the Beat: Deception at Honolulu Hale

Civil Beat By The Civil Beat Staff There’s a shroud over Honolulu Hale, but it can’t hide the black eye. We’ve been bothered this week by a recently released string of emails involving the future of the Waikiki Natatorium. Those emails outlined how the state plans to take back the Wor
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New emails raise more questions about Waikiki Natatorium talks

KITV4 News   HONOLULU – The Kaimana Beach Coalition released more emails this weekend that raises questions about the influence of a group that it is at odds with. The Friends of the Natatorium which supports total restoration of the war memorial, offered to have the head of the
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