The Matchbooks · November 7, 2020 0

The day the needle hit the ground

La Ronda doesn't Rond anymore

Sequestered here, I was going through my old matchbook collection. I was concerned when I saw this truncated Space Needle ( Or UFO? )

Turned out it was another revolving restaurant, on top of a hotel in Honolulu. But not so high up, and probably a boring elevator and an unimpressive view. I am kind of biased.

It’s closed now, which is sad. They welded it so it doesn’t rotate anymore, and converted it to office space, in the mid-90’s.