Landmark Honolulu Building Undergoes Stunning Transformation

The renovation of the historic 677 Ala Moana mixed-use building at the entrance of Kakaako in Honolulu will wrap up this fall.

By Adriana Pop, Associate Editor

The renovation of the historic 677 Ala Moana mixed-use building at the entrance of Kakaako in Honolulu will wrap up this fall.

677 Ala Moana Building in Honolulu

According to the Pacific Business News, Michigan-based Redico is investing $14 million into the facility’s refurbishment. The company recently held a blessing ceremony at the site, with president & CEO Dale Watchowski in attendance.

Kamehameha Schools holds the ground lease for the property. Formerly known as the Gold Bond Building, the 12-story, 272,191-square-foot structure is located right across the street from the new towers that are currently being built as part of the trust’s “Our Kakaako” master plan.

Upgrades will bring a striking façade makeover, a redesigned main floor lobby, reconfigured entrances to the Ewa and Diamond Head sides, extensive improvements to common areas on every floor, and the creation of pedestrian-friendly facing street. Other elements of the renovation include a parking structure that enables tenants to park on the same floor that they work on, as well as new air conditioning chillers, a sustainable energy management system, elevator enhancements, and a state-of-the-art fire and life safety system.

Redico retained Honolulu-based MGA Architecture as project designer and Swinerton Builders as general contractor.

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