There are many sites in Honolulu that are not only aesthetic gems but also remains of the history of the land. There are also many symbols of today's modern development that line the streets of the islands of Honolulu. The place has the honor of being the abode of the largest shopping complex in the entire state of Hawaii called the Ala Moana Center of Honolulu, it is not only the largest shopping mall in Hawaii but also the fourteenth
largest shopping mall in the entire United States of America. It is perhaps the only shopping mall in the entire globe which is large and open air at the same time.
The Ala Moana Center which is part of the commercial, retail, and
residential district of Ala Moana is situated at 1450 Ala Moana Boulevard which is located to the south of Makiki, eastwards from Kakaako, to the west of Waikiki and across the Ala Moana Beach Park.
The Ala Moana Center was once the largest shopping mall in the entire of United States of America. It received this recognition in the year 1959 but later the rapid developments in other states deprived it from the status and the honor was given to the larger structures in the states of Chicago and New York.
The Ala Moana Center is owned and operated by the General Growth Properties of Chicago and they trade on the New York Stock Exchange as GGP. The photographs of Ala Moana Center are used by the General Growth Properties of Chicago as their flagship banner image. The shopping complex has an annual tourists rate of about 56 million and is by far the busiest shopping arena in the tourist islands of Hawaii.
One of the prime landmarks of the port island of Honolulu is the Aloha Tower which is a lighthouse and it is one of the most popular buildings amongst all the other scattered over the islands of Hawaii. The tower was inaugurated on the 11 th of September in the year 1926 and is located on the Pier 9 at the Harbor of Honolulu.
It is synonymous to the statue of liberty and greets the hundreds of thousands of tourists who visit Hawaii every year.