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Gov. serves up volleyball idea at Waikiki Natatorium

Hawaii News Now WAIKIKI (HawaiiNewsNow) – Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie is exploring the idea of converting the swimming pool at the Waikiki Natatorium War Memorial into volleyball courts. It’s an idea that excites the head coach of the brand new sand volleyball team at
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Crews Begin Natatorium Repairs

KITV City Officials: Seawall Deteriorating, Could Fall On Swimmers HONOLULU — Emergency work began Monday to remove loose and cracked concrete from the crumbling seawall at the Waikiki Natatorium War Memorial. “It is a very old facility. It’s been around since the early 19
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Work to begin today on Waikiki Natatorium War Memorial seawall

Honolulu Star-Advertiser Associated Press Work is expected to begin today to remove cracked concrete from Waikiki Natatorium War Memorial’s deteriorating seawall. Honolulu officials say a recent inspection revealed that portions of the concrete seawall are severely cracked and c
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Honolulu needs to decide what to do with Waikiki Natatorium

Pacific Business News Curtis Lum Reporter – Pacific Business News It’s time. It’s time for the City and County of Honolulu to decide what it wants to do with the aging and crumbling Waikiki Natatorium War Memorial. The city Thursday issued an advisory that emergency reinforcemen
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City will address hazardous condition of Natatorium seawall

Honolulu Star-Advertiser By Star-Advertiser staff The city today advised people to stay away from the deteriorating concrete seawall of the Waikiki Natatorium, and said work to address the situation will take place next week. A recent inspection revealed that portions of the natatoriu
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Mayor vows to make quick decision on Natatorium

Honolulu Star-Bulletin By B.J. Reyes A decision on the fate of the Waikiki War Memorial Natatorium will come “sooner, rather than later,” but Mayor Mufi Hannemann says he has no specific timetable to decide the matter. Hannemann said yesterday he wants to thoroughly review
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Still standing

Honolulu Weekly, May 2010 Adrienne LaFrance City moves forward, if slowly, with Natatorium demolition WAIKIKI NATATORIUM WAR MEMORIAL / More than a year since Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann assembled a task force to determine the fate of the long-closed Waikiki Natatorium War Memorial,
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A rendering of what the Memorial could be. Image from the City & County of Honolulu.

Waikiki Natatorium War Memorial to be torn down

Hawai‘i Magazine by: Chris Bailey The battle over the fate of the Waikiki Natatorium War Memorial—the 82-year old saltwater swimming pool and war monument—has seemingly reached an end. Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann this weekend decided that the natatorium’s pool and bleachers be demol
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Mayor backs plan to raze Natatorium

Honolulu Star-Bulletin By Pat Gee Mayor Mufi Hannemann has accepted a recommendation to demolish the Waikiki War Memorial Natatorium’s dilapidated swimming pool and bleachers, but supporters of the historic landmark are not ready to surrender. Hannemann announced yesterday he wi
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Natatorium vote prudent

Honolulu Star-Bulletin What to do about the Waikiki War Memorial Natatorium has been in dispute since at least 1979, when the saltwater pool where Duke Kahanamoku once swam laps was shuttered as a health hazard. Over the years since, the Star-Bulletin has editorialized in favor of pre
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