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Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

IBM Building

One of Honolulu's 1960s gems.

Emilie Evans

Built in 1962 by Vladimir Ossipoff, the former IBM building is perhaps his most recognized design. The building boasts a unique concrete façade, intended to pay homage to IBM’s technological achievements and built to resemble a computer punched card. Although its design made it one of Honolulu’s most iconic buildings, it was slated for demolition in 2009. Fortunately, real estate developer Howard Hughes Corp. appreciated its landmark quality and decided to preserve it. “It stands out as unique. It’s one of the buildings where the more time you spend in it, the more you appreciate it,” senior vice president of development for Howard Hughes said. The building was completely restored in 2014 and is now the headquarters of the company.

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© Emilie Evans