Saturday, July 16, 2011

The LEGO Aloha Tower by LEAHI

The Aloha Tower in LEGO form
(image credit: TheHopefulTraveler)
The Aloha Tower today
(image credit: davidkoshi/flickr)
It seems this is a trend for this week. Another post about LEGO. This time about one of Hawaii's most recognizable landmarks, the iconic Aloha Tower, replicated into LEGO brick form. On my way to view a Saturday matinee I came across the Kid's Day event today at the Kahala Mall shopping center. It featured a display of the tower and other creations by LEAHI (LEGO Enthusiasts Association of Hawaii).

The real Aloha Tower opened in 1926 and is located on Pier 9 of Honolulu Harbor. Today the tower greets passengers arriving via cruise ship into Honolulu. At 10 stories and 184 feet in height, the Aloha Tower was for decades the tallest structure in the state. Visitors can visit the Aloha Tower for free daily from 9:30am to 5pm and view the city from any one of its four viewing balconies. The Aloha Tower Marketplace, a shopping and dining destination, surrounds the tower.

The Aloha Tower in the 1930s


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