Repairs to begin on historic Aliiolani Hale

HONOLULU (AP) - A historic Honolulu building is getting a nearly $3 million facelift.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports that repairs are scheduled to begin soon on Aliiolani Hale, the 139-year-old building that houses the Hawaii Supreme Court.

The building's roof, facade, clock tower and clock will be fixed. The clock has not operated for 10 years.

A state judiciary announcement says water and termite damage to walkways and interior spaces will be repaired.

Reconstruction mostly will be done at night. The Judiciary History Center and other offices will stay open.

Aliiolani Hale was built to house the Hawaiian monarchy but became the home of the legislature until Iolani Palace opened.

It is on the National Register of Historic Places.

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