Waikiki Shell, Kapiolani Park, Honolulu


Waikiki Shell, Kapiolani Park, Honolulu


Post Card of the Waikiki Shell, 2805 Monsarrat Avenue, Kapiolani Park, Honolulu, Hawaii. Designed by the Honolulu firm of Law and Wilson, and opened in 1956. This open air amphitheater is composed of a parabolic arch 75-feet above its 90 foot wide stage, whose backdrop is a concentric ringed shell of aluminum sheets faced with plaster, in a design reminiscent of Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. With arena seating for 2,400 and a lawn area which can accommodate an additional 6,000 spectators.


Spencer Tolley

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Spencer, “Waikiki Shell, Kapiolani Park, Honolulu,” Hawai'i Modernism Library, accessed June 25, 2022, https://docomomo-hi.org/items/show/1159.

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