Thursday, November 30, 2006

Ala Moana Shopping Center


Honolulu, Hawaii - circa 1960s

Yep, here's another different Ala Moana aerial taken from the eastern Sears anchor side--and I still have a few other ones left after this one, believe it or not (remember what I said in that other post?)! At this point, I'm just trying to use 'em all up finally, lol. But then a nice view (and mall) is worth repeating, I guess, right? Right. Anyway, here's some background via Wikipedia:
Ala Moana Center was once the largest shopping center in the United States and currently holds the distinction of being the largest open-air shopping center in the world. Located at 1450 Ala Moana Boulevard in Honolulu, Hawaii, Ala Moana Center is part of the commercial, retail, and residential district of Ala Moana, west of Waikiki and across from Ala Moana Beach Park.

Ala Moana Center is renowned throughout Asia and Western Europe as a major international shopping destination. There are more than 260 shops and restaurants, including boutique stores of leading international fashion designers. Its current anchor tenants are Macy's, Nordstrom (opening 2008), Neiman Marcus and Sears. The Center boasts one of the world's largest food courts, featuring cuisines from around the globe. Over 56 million people visit Ala Moana Center annually. Chicago-based General Growth Properties, which trades on the New York Stock Exchange as GGP, owns and operates Ala Moana Center.
Oh, and if you haven't already, be sure and check out the cool virtual mall tour I mentioned in an earlier Ala Moana entry. Pretty neat stuff.

Mall history: 1959 - present
Architect: John Graham Jr.
Current aerial view
Current website: here
Info from Wikipedia
Previous entries: 1, 2, 3, 4



1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey those Ala Moana virtual pictures are great!! Every mall should have something like this on their homepages.

Thu Nov 30, 05:14:00 PM  

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