Monday, March 23, 2020 9:38 AM EST
By The Associated Press, AP
HONOLULU — The owners of adjacent Honolulu buildings are embroiled in a dispute over renovation work that has involved alleged property damage, personal safety hazards and a requested court injunction. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported a 12-story tower nicknamed the “pimple building” because of the brick stubs dotting its exterior is being converted to low-income rental apartments. The owner of a smaller neighboring building disputes the effectiveness of the project's safety measures. The conversion estimated at about $25 million began in October and includes cutting window openings in the tower, which is dotted by hundreds of brick stubs that give the building its nickname.