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Curt Sanburn

Curt Sanburn: Missing the Curve on Highway Lighting Curt Sanburn

Curt Sanburn: Missing the Curve on Highway Lighting

The state DOT has locked itself into retrofitting Oahu highways with controversial 4000K LED lamps that save less and pollute more than newer options.  
Curt Sanburn: Ala Moana Center Is Still Familiar Despite Changes Cory Lum/CIvil Beat

Curt Sanburn: Ala Moana Center Is Still Familiar Despite Changes

In time for the holidays, the new Ewa wing spotlights the biggest shopping center in our galaxy, then and now.  
Curt Sanburn: Ugly Honolulu Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Curt Sanburn: Ugly Honolulu

A new wave of architectural uglification is under way. It's time to start naming names.
Curt Sanburn: Thinking Like An Island PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Curt Sanburn: Thinking Like An Island

A new book of forward-looking essays underscores the revived Hawaiian worldview with which we all might sail into the future.
Curt Sanburn: Discovering Architectural Delights And A Sense Of Place In Pawaa © 2015, David Franzen Photography

Curt Sanburn: Discovering Architectural Delights And A Sense Of Place In Pawaa

An architectural tour of a few, tucked-away blocks of central Honolulu uncovers some of the best of mid-20th-century Modernism, Hawaii style.

Slideshow: Pawaa Architectural Tour — A Sense Of Place And Mid-Century Modernism

An architectural tour in central Honolulu uncovers striking examples of mid-20th-century Modernism, Hawaii style.
Curt Sanburn: Mayor Caldwell Retreats From LED Streetlight Plan Curt Sanburn

Curt Sanburn: Mayor Caldwell Retreats From LED Streetlight Plan

The mayor had planned to convert all 52,000 of Oahu's streetlights to LED lamps, but they were described as "eerie" and "weird" in areas where they were tested.
Curt Sanburn: A Walk Along Palolo Stream Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Curt Sanburn: A Walk Along Palolo Stream

How do we protect ourselves from floods? After years of community efforts to restore the stream, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers steps in.
Curt Sanburn: Saving an Old Honolulu House — and a Little History Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Curt Sanburn: Saving an Old Honolulu House — and a Little History

In desirable Kaimuki, a young family gambles on and invests in the community's character.