Why the Banyan Tree is a Living Landmark in Hawaii

This 160-year-old banyan tree is an enduring Waikīkī institution rooted in Hawaiian history.

Why the Banyan Tree is a Living Landmark in Hawaii

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    A Living Landmark | Banyan

    A Living Landmark | Banyan

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    “It’s been here since the beginning,” says Steve Nimz, craning his neck to gaze up at the 60-foot-tall Ficus benghalensis, or Indian banyan, that …

    The Bird of Kū

    The Bird of Kū

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    In April 2007, manu-o-Kū was designated the official bird of Honolulu, partly due to its love of urban centers, but also for its importance to …

    Courting the Past

    Courting the Past

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    Today, a recreated ʻĀpuakēhau Stream flows inside International Market Place, mirroring the stream’s original path and connecting the center’s …

    The Sweetest Thing

    The Sweetest Thing

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    Over the span of two years, Paik and her associate partnered with Dole Plantation and hired pastry chef Amanda Cheng to invent a recipe for what came …

    Up in the Air | Banyan

    Up in the Air | Banyan

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    Between the 1950s and ’70s, from their radio perch high up in the banyan, Hal Lewis and George Groves—better known by their stage names, DJ J. …