Is this the Blaisdell's future?
A Blaisdell Center Master Plan is in the works to redevelop the complex. Current plans are to retain and renovate the Arena and Concert Hall, build a new Exhibition Hall, and add several other venues. Recognition of the facility's rich history, including its War Memorial heritage, are included in these plans.
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The Arena and Concert Hall are eligible for inclusion on the State and National Register of Historic Places. Although current plans are to retain these buildings, they were were added to Hawaii’s Most Endangered Historic Places List in 2014.
Summary of Existing Conditions - June 2015.
Public Workshop #1 - February 10, 2015.
Curt Sanburn: Kirk Caldwell’s Designs on the Blaisdell Center. Honolulu's mayor is reimagining the old place 50 years after it opened as a war memorial 3/31 - Civil Beat
Could there be a new Blaisdell Center? City weighs options 3/30- KHON News
Public weighs in on next steps for Honolulu's Neal S. Blaisdell Center. Slideshow of Concert Hall 2/11 - Pacific Business News
Honolulu chooses WCIT Architecture, AECOM to lead Blaisdell Center redevelopment 2/9 - Pacific Business News
Neal Blaisdell Center: 21st Century Arts Complex? 2/6 - Hawaii Public Radio
City seeks community input for future of Blaisdell Center site 2/6 - WTOC-TV
City will hold public workshop on future of Blaisdell Center 2/3 - KHON News
March 2014 ULI Presentation
ULI presentation 3/7 -Here
Video of 2 hour presentation, including question and answer session -Here
Experts discuss future, renovation options for Blaisdell 3/7 - KHON News
First step for Neil Blaisdell Center redo 3/7 - KITV News
The future for the Blaisdell complex 3/8 - Hawaii News Now