Sky Gate

Sky Gate

Photo credit: Lottie Tagupa

Attractions

Sky Gate is located in an expanse of lawn between the Honolulu Municipal Building and the Mission Memorial Auditorium. Isamu Noguchi, who is recognized for his Red Cube at 140 Broadway in New York City, was commissioned by the City and County of Honolulu in 1977. The sculpture was initially criticized as a flagrant example of overspending by government officials. Today, this streamlined sculpture with an industrial aesthetic has attracted the attention of astrological enthusiasts as the only place in the USA where the sun will pass directly overhead during a twice-a-year celestial event known as Lahaina noon. This event is most apparent when the organic shaped sculpture casts a perfectly circular shadow that embraces the concrete base.

Location:  530 South King Street