11 Most Endangered Historic Places

Wa'ahila Ridge

Year Listed: 1997
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Threat: Poor Public Policy, Development

Significance

When the historic neighborhoods of Palolo, St. Louis Heights, and Manoa were built, they were done so with the natural geography of the Koolau Mountains in mind. But a massive power transmission line project threatens to tear through this pristine landscape and destroy this careful balance between the built and natural environment.