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.

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 Kakaako

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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