Sumary of Sorry, Instagrammers. Hawaii Is Getting Rid Of This Coveted But Forbidden Attraction:
- Honolulu officials have decide to remove the iconic 3,922-step Haiku Stairs — also known as the “Stairway to Heaven” — that span Oahu’s Ko’olau mountain range, saying that it is “dangerous” and “not worth the trouble” of maintaining.
- Last week, the Honolulu City Council unanimously approved a resolution to “remove the Haiku Stairs and its accessory structures to stop trespassing, reduce disturbances to local neighborhoods, increase public safety, remove potential liability to the city, and protect the environment.
- In 2002, Honolulu spent $875,000 to fix damaged sections of the stairs with the intent of formally re-opening it for public use.