Aloha, Frear Hall
Demolition heralds dorm construction at UH-Manoa
Major demolition work done by Swinerton Builders started yesterday at Frear Hall at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
Work to demolish three buildings is expected to be completed by early next week, said UH spokesman Jim Manke. Frear Hall, built in the early 1950s, was shut down in 1997 due to a lack of funding to repair aged electrical and plumbing work.
American Campus Communities, a Texas-based company, plans to build two 12-story buildings with 810 dorm beds for students.
Construction is slated to start in February and be completed by fall 2008.
PHOTO COURTESY ROBERT CHINN