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Diamond Head State Monument to close on these days during demolition project – Honolulu, Hawaii

Honolulu, Hawaii 2021-10-22 18:07:46 –

Honolulu (KHON2) —The Diamond Head State Monument will be closed for several days as the demolition of the building above the Summit’s Leahi Fire Department begins.

“We considered the cost of repairing or rebuilding these structures compared to demolition. Especially in the context of other park priorities, it is exorbitant to repair or rebuild them. It was expensive, “said Alan Carpenter, assistant administrator for the DLNR Department (DSP) in the state park.

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Diamond Head will be closed on October 28th and 29th, and November 1st to 5th. The historic Fire Control Station will be closed from November 6th to 19th and may be extended depending on the progress of construction.

According to DSP archaeologist Holly McEldowney, old photographs and other evidence suggest that two concrete and rebar structures were built between World War II and the early 1950s.

Another repair project will repair the concrete ceiling of the tunnel, which is located at the top of the 99-step staircase and extends to the Lēʻahi fire department. Deterioration of the structure poses a risk of concrete lumps falling on the visitor.

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During the dismantling, measures will be taken to protect the other five historical features at the top of Diamond Head.

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