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Punchbowl cemetery gets new admin office, visitor center

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HONOLULU (AP) - The Department of Veterans Affairs is putting the finishing touches on a new administration office and visitor center for the Punchbowl cemetery.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Tuesday that the 7,462-square-foot (693-square-meter) building is perched on a hillside outside the main gate of the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

Joshua Mathis, resident engineer on the project, says the two-story building is built on 123 concrete piers.

The old offices were in a former caretaker's quarters built in 1949.

The new building is part of a nearly $30 million project started in 2015 to create the new columbarium space and new offices and to build a memorial wall.

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