A WELCOMING BEACON
Located on busy Honolulu Harbor in downtown Honolulu, Aloha Tower is an iconic symbol of Hawaiʻi and one of the most recognizable landmarks in the state.
Completed in 1926 and standing at 184-feet tall, Aloha Tower was the tallest building on the island for four decades, offering spectacular views of the harbor with its top floor housing an observatory and lookout station for harbor pilots. Its lighthouse served as a navigation landmark that could be seen from 15 miles at sea, while its clock was one of the largest in the United States. The tower stood as a welcoming beacon for visitors when travel to Oʻahu was done entirely by sea, the "ALOHA" etched on its walls greeting thousands of ship passengers entering Honolulu Harbor.
Today, Aloha Tower is home to Hawaiʻi Department of Transporation Habors Division's harbor operators and continues to serve as a welcoming landmark for kamaʻaina and visitors alike. Piers 10 & 11 are still one of Oʻahu's docking ports for cruise ships. Additionally, this historic place has also transformed into the revitalized Aloha Tower Marketplace; a mixed-use space featuring a variety of eateries, activities and community gathering spaces.