Construction Progress

Azure Ala Moana Transforms Honolulu's Skyline

Since the groundbreaking ceremony in April of 2019, construction at the Azure Ala Moana condominium tower has been full steam ahead. As of summer 2020, the construction team is advancing at about one floor per week and estimated to finish in the early fall of next year! Below is a timeline sharing some highlights of the immense progress made thus far.

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  • December 2018

    Demolition began on the 1.1-acre site on the corner of Keeaumoku and Makaloa streets, the future home of Azure Ala Moana.

  • February 2019

    Last month, demolition began on the second section. The final section of the previous structure was demolished and removed from the site.

  • March 2019

    Remaining debris was cleared, and the site was leveled.

  • April 2019

    The groundbreaking ceremony marked the official start of construction. Attendees included Mayor Kirk Caldwell and other local politicians.

  • June 2019

    The site was prepped for foundation work and auger cast piles were installed.

  • July 2019

    The tower crane was erected, and over the course of three days, was lifted to 278 feet high. The crane will be raised periodically as construction progresses, and at its tallest will be 507 feet high.

  • August 2019

    The team began work on the two mat foundations beneath Azure. These massive, steel-reinforced concrete mats provide the primary support for the tower.

  • September 2019

    Foundation work continued. Reinforcing bars (aka rebar) were set throughout to strengthen and aid the concrete under tension.

  • October 2019

    We’ve begun going vertical! Columns of rebar sprouted up from the foundation work and were cast with concrete to create massive pillars throughout the site.

  • January 2020

    By the start of the new year, the construction crew was working on the 4th floor parking level.

  • February 2020

    Six levels of the elevator corridor were completed.

  • March 2020

    The man hoist elevators were installed, these transport workers and materials up and down the tower in an efficient manner.

  • April 2020

    Concrete for the final parking level was poured, which marked the completion of Azure’s podium. Progress begun on the tower at about one floor per week.

  • May 2020

    After completing the retail plaza, on-site storage, parking structure, and a portion of the 9th floor amenity deck, work begun on the tower’s first residential floor.

  • June 2020

    The tower began to take shape after the glass installation on the makai side. Then, the construction crew began installing framing and drywall to the residences.

  • July 2020

    With the tower getting taller by the week, the crane was raised for the first time from 279 to 412 feet.

  • August 2020

    The second man hoist elevator was put into use as the tower reached the 23rd floor.

  • September 2020

    The 30th floor was poured, and lanai railing installations began.

  • October 2020

    The tower crane was “jumped” to its final height of 507 feet. Inside the residences, cabinet installation began on the lower floors of the tower.

  • November 2020

    Work on the amenity deck continued with concrete pours and waterproofing.

  • December 2020

    Installation and completion of each home’s lanai continued throughout the tower.

  • January 2021

    The construction team reached a huge milestone when the tower was topped off!

  • February 2021

    Railing caps were installed on the lanai throughout the tower.

  • March 2021

    On the amenity level, installation began on the structural steel and metal roofing for the cabanas, as well as on the pool’s concrete shell.

  • April 2021

    Civil work ramped up. The team removed the barricades along Keeaumoku Street for sidewalk restoration and ground-floor site work continued.

  • May 2021

    Tower finishes and corridor work is ongoing. Architects have begun inspecting residences, ensuring Azure’s high standards of quality are met.

  • June 2021

    Both the crane and temporary man hoist have been removed, and the construction team was able to complete the glazing on the exterior of the building. Also, the construction fence came down and the team has started installing pavers at the project’s main driveway.

  • July 2021

    The Level 9 amenity deck’s interiors are well underway. Outside on the recreation deck, concrete pavers are near complete and the team has begun landscaping around the perimeter.

  • August 2021

    Ipe wood decking on the amenity level is complete, and the installation of the azure-colored pool tile is in progress.

  • September 2021

    The pool on the amenity deck has been filled with water, and all of the final city inspections are wrapping up.

  • October 2021
    Azure Ala Moana amenities

    Homeowners have started to move in! As for the commercial space on the first and second floors, glass and doors have been installed and finishing touches continue.

The Countdown To Completion Begins

By fall 2021, residents will be able to enjoy Azure’s convenient Ala Moana location, resort-style amenities, and sophisticated and spacious floor plans. Schedule a visit to our Sales Gallery in the Pacific Guardian Tower, across the street from Azure, and see your future home becoming part of the Honolulu skyline!