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.