Photo: Hawaiian Dredging Construction Company

Part II: Origin

Long before the first cement piles were driven into the ground in 1957, Ala Moana Center's prime piece of property wasn't prime at all. It w…

Photo: Hawaiian Dredging Construction Co.

Part III: Construction

Hawaii was on the brink of statehood and the world was eager to visit the islands. Waikiki was already a happening place and Ala Moana was o…

Photo: Bob Sigall

Part IV: Early Years

Ala Moana Center was dedicated in August 13, 1959. Besides Sears, the mall's original tenants included Shirokiya, Reyn's, The Slipper House,…

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Part V: Evolution

Ala Moana Center was a destination almost exclusively for local residents until the 1980s, when Japanese tourists started arriving in waves …