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Forest City selected to build tallest tower in the state

Charles Wathen Charles Wathen
Liz Larson Liz Larson
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

The state's tallest building will also be the state's largest rental complex.

The Hawaii Community Development Authority's board voted unanimously to select Forest City Hawaii for the $500 million, 690 Pohukaina building in Kakaako.

The company will develop 800 mid-priced rental apartment units at the site. The HCDA picked the Cleveland-based company ahead of Australian developer Lend Lease, which wanted to build moderately priced condominiums for sale.

At 650 feet tall, the building will be Hawaii's tallest, exceeding the state's current height limit of 450 feet.

Critics have said the project will be an unwelcome intrusion to the Hawaii's skyline and will open the door for further development of super high-rises.

 

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