Pier 2 Passenger Terminal Enhancement Project Dedicated At Honolulu HarborPosted on Jun 20, 2012 in News
HONOLULU – The state Department of Transportation (DOT) celebrated the completion of Honolulu Harbor’s Pier 2 Passenger Terminal Enhancement Project in a dedication ceremony earlier today.
The six-phase project began work in September 2010 to improve traffic circulation, passenger signage and interior aesthetics at the existing Pier 2 cruise ship passenger terminal. New signage, artwork, carpeting and wall finishes were installed to improve the overall visitor experience. Federal funds paid for the entire $1.3 million project cost.
“The Pier 2 Cruise Ship Terminal is one of our most important harbor facilities on Oahu,” said DOT Director Glenn Okimoto. “It serves as a gateway to Honolulu for thousands of cruise ship passengers every year, many of whom are first-time visitors to our islands, and now it has been transformed into a striking destination that people will remember.”
Project designers focused on showcasing Hawaii’s rich cultural heritage through murals and storyboards designed to educate visitors and enhance their overall travel experience. The theme chosen for the terminal is “he moku he wa`a; he wa`a he moku” which translates as “an island is a canoe, a canoe is an island,” emphasizing Hawaii’s unique island culture while illustrating humanity’s interdependence with nature for sustainability.