Ala Moana Center
1450 Ala Moana Boulevard
Honolulu, Hawaii, 96814
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Ala Moana Center is the largest shopping mall in Hawaii and is currently the largest open-air shopping center in the world. There are more than 290 shops and restaurants. The center is visited by over 56 million people a year.
The Ala Moana Center was developed and designed by Don Graham. Critics viewed Graham's unusual design, which oriented the mall away from the Pacific Ocean and included two levels for retail and parking, as a potential failure. However, the Ala Moana Center proved a success after its opening, and helped refocused the retail center of Oahu away from downtown Honolulu.
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Ala Moana is consistently ranked among the top ten most successful malls in the United States, and in 2009 was ranked by U.S. News & World Report as America's second most profitable.
Ala Moana Center is the largest shopping mall in Hawaii. It is also the fifteenth largest shopping mall in the United States, and the largest open-air shopping center in the world.
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