This complex, where I worked my first internship in 1998, exhibits perhaps my favorite signage in Honolulu 🏹 "When the heavens weep, the earth lives" —Henry Ohumukini, Sr.
“Fronting Beretania Street, the Honolulu Board of Water Supply was designed by architect Hart Wood, founder of the Hawaii Regional Movement. Created at the end of his career and life, the Engineering Building was built in 1938, and the Administration Building in 1957. The buildings reflect a modernist style, with Beaux-Arts accents, including a bas-relief, an Asian-influenced sunscreen, and a front-entry canopy with upturned corners and ornate columns.” 🏛⚒ ⛩
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