This Pan Am building housed the Honolulu offices of Pan American World Airways until its closure in 1991. Created by architect George Hogan who designed many of the large buildings in Honolulu (and the Hamilton Library at UH) this mid-century modern-style building is a busy landmark today.
Stop by 1600 Kapiolani Boulevard where you can grab a cup of coffee at the Clipper Cup outside the main entrance. The backdrop for this little coffee stand is a small, but beautiful sculpture garden dedicated to Phyllis R. Tongg, landscape architect.
Pan Am and Hawaii go back a long way in the tourist industry... From 1935 and the landing of the first China Clipper to the era of inexpensive travel for millions, Honolulu was a major stop for travelers heading to and from the Pacific region.
To learn more about Pan Am in Hawaii, read about the Pacific Aviation Museum exhibit...
Many thanks to Robert Genna for sending us his recent photos of the Pan Am Building, Honolulu. Click on thumbnails below to start the slideshow.