List of tallest buildings in Honolulu

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Panorama of Honolulu's waterfront.

Honolulu, Hawaii, is a U.S. city that currently contains over 470 high-rises. It ranks 4th among U.S. cities (after Chicago, New York City, and Los Angeles, and just ahead of San Francisco), in terms of number of high rise buildings.[1] The first high rise that exceeded 350ft, was the Ala Moana Hotel built in 1970. The next high rise was Yacht Harbor Towers followed by the Hawaii Monarch Hotel and the Discovery Bay Center. This was the beginning of the construction boom in the city. At the same time business and finance also boomed. During the 1990s new condominiums were built, including the One Waterfront Mauka Tower, Imperial Plaza, Nauru Tower and the Hawaiki Tower. There are still constructions today on high rises such as the Moana Pacific East Tower and Moana Pacific West Tower twin towers, Keola Lai, Hokua at 1288 Ala Moana, Pacifica Honolulu, and The Watermark Waikiki.

Below are the twenty tallest buildings in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Completed tallest buildings[edit]

Rank Name Height
ft / m
Floor Count Year Built Primary Tenants/Uses Notes Image
1 First Hawaiian Center 429 ft/ 131 m 30 1996 First Hawaiian Bank, Office, Contemporary Art Museum Honolulu Current tallest building in Hawaii since 1996. World headquarters of First Hawaiian Bank.
First Hawaiian Center Tower in Honolulu, Hawaii USA.jpg
2 Pacifica Honolulu 427 ft/ 130 m 46 2011 Luxury Condominium Newest and tallest luxury condominium in the Ala Moana-Kakaako area. Designed by Architects Hawaii Ltd. Structural design by Baldridge and Associates Structural Engineering
Pacifica Honolulu Daytime.jpg
3 Moana Pacific East Tower 423 ft/ 129 m 46 2008 Condominium, Honolulu Design Center The third tallest buildings in Honolulu. Designed by Architects Hawaii Ltd.
3 Moana Pacific West Tower 423 ft/ 129 m 46 2008 Condominium, Honolulu Design Center The third tallest buildings in Honolulu. Designed by Architects Hawaii Ltd.
4 Nauru Tower 417 ft/ 127 m 44 1992 Condominium The first luxury condominium tower built in the Ala Moana district. Tallest building in Hawaii from 1992-1996. Designed by Architects Hawaii Ltd.
5 Hokua at 1288 Ala Moana 417 ft/ 127 m 40 2006 Condominium
6 Hawaiki Tower 400 ft/ 122 m 46 1999 Condominium, KHON-TV
7 One Waterfront Mauka Tower 400 ft/ 122 m 45 1990 Condominium Tallest buildings in Hawaii from 1990-1992.
7 One Waterfront Makai Tower 400 ft/ 122 m 45 1990 Condominium Tallest buildings in Hawaii from 1990-1992.
8 One Archer Lane 400 ft/ 122 m 41 1998 Condominium, KITV
9 Imperial Plaza 400 ft/ 122 m 40 1992 Condominium Mixed-use residential, commercial office and retail.
10 Ala Moana Hotel 397 ft/ 121 m 38 1970 Hotel, Condominium, TV transmitters Tallest building in Hawaii from 1970-1990.
11 Keola Lai 387 ft/ 118 m 42 2008 Condominium
12 1132 Bishop Street 387 ft/ 118 m 31 1991 Office
13 The Watermark Waikiki 380 ft/ 114 m 38 2008 Luxury Condominium. Designed by Architects Hawaii Ltd.
14 Trump International Hotel 380 ft/ 107 m 38 2009 Hotel, condominium, Trump Organization One of the first ultra-luxury hotels built in Hawaii in over 25 years. Designed by Guerin Glass Architects. Structural design by Baldridge and Associate Structural Engineering. TrumpTowerHonolulu.jpg
15 Hilton Grand Waikikian 390 ft/ 107 m 39 2008 Hotel, Hilton Grand Vacations Club, Hilton Hotels The newest tower at the Hilton Hawaiian Village and the first one built in over 10 years.
15 Hilton Tapa Tower 360 ft/ 107 m 36 1982 Hotel, Hilton Hotels The tallest building at the Hilton Hawaiian Village prior to the Grand Waikikian.
16 Yacht Harbor Towers 351 ft/ 107 m 40 1973 Condominium
17 The Windsor 350 ft/ 107 m 44 2003 Condominium Originally known and operated as the Outrigger Hobron Hotel.
18 Hawaii Monarch Hotel 350 ft/ 107 m 43 1975 Hotel, Condominium
19 Discovery Bay Center 350 ft/ 107 m 42 1977 Condominium, Retail

Tallest buildings proposed/under construction[edit]

Rank Name Height
ft / m
Floor Count Completion Primary use Description Status
1 690 Pohukaina 650 ft/198 m 60 2019 Mixed-use 690 Pohukaina will be the centerpiece of a new live-work-play redevelopment in the Kaka'ako district, becoming Hawaii's tallest building at 650 feet tall. Prior to construction of the project, the city's building height limit will be raised from its current 450 feet to 650 feet. The design of the building was awarded to architecture firm Forest City Hawaii on December 13, 2012.[2] Proposed
2 Symphony Honolulu 400 ft/122 m 40 2014 Residential New luxury condominium near the Blaisdell Center.[3] Under Construction

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cities: Highrises". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2011-07-21. 
  2. ^ Shimogawa, Duane (2012-12-13). "Forest City Hawaii chosen to develop 690 Pohukaina project - Pacific Business News". Bizjournals.com. Retrieved 2012-12-14. 
  3. ^ Magin, Janis L. (2012-05-02). "Symphony tower wins variance on orientation of new condo". Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Retrieved 2012-05-28.