A towering rainbow of mosaic tiles once again glitters at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki.
Recognizing the mural's uniqueness and value, Hilton Hotels spent more than $4 million on a replica that's 286 feet tall by 26 feet wide.
"It is synonymous with Waikiki and is actually a celebrity in its own right," Jerry Gibson, a Hilton Hawaii vice president, said in a news release. "It has been the backdrop in many movies, TV shows and thousands of vacation photos taken on Waikiki Beach."
British company Johnson Tiles used intricate studies of the original version comparisons to re-create the mural. The new version contains 31,000 tiles, nearly twice the 16,000 in Sheets' original piece.
The new mural was unveiled during a traditional Hawaiian blessing ceremony in late June.