The Road to Phase III
"[Exchange student, Alisa] Ashmon was among those who gathered at the loading dock of the former Hamilton Snack Bar to formally begin a $45.1 million project to transform the site into a six-story Library Addition that will be connected to the existing library.
"The state-of-the-art facility will increase Hamilton's floor space by 37 percent or from 223,265 square feet to 304,890 square feet, allowing it to move its entire science and technology section onto the first four floors.
"The remaining floors will be reserved for Hamilton's archival and heritage collections, including, the congressional papers of past Hawaii senators such as Hiram Fong and Spark M. Matsunaga, and the archives of the Hawaiian Sugar Planters' Association and the Aiea Sugar Mill.
"Contractor Albert C. Kobayashi Inc. is expected to take 20 months to finish the project once construction begins next month.
"The extension is expected to be open for use in November
2000. Existing library services will not be affected by the
Hamilton Library Addition
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