The design influences of Honolulu, the Hawaiian capital on Oahu island, are as rich as what you might find in the most dynamic mainland metropolises. Honolulu’s most notable architecture was constructed in the postwar era, during which designers sought to capture the breathtaking beauty of its natural surroundings.
Across hotels, museums, chapels, and even government and utility buildings, you’ll find shining examples of everything from the Hawaiian-born Tropical Modernism style to splashes of Islamic and Moorish influence. There’s also a hefty dose of Beaux-Arts buildings, a handful of buildings designed by legendary pioneer Vladimir Ossipoff, and a rare example of American Florentine architecture.
Without further ado, here’s what to see on your next trip to Honolulu, with attractions sorted from west to east.Read More