Tuesday, December 1, 2015

DS Update: Fox Blocks Building Mystery Solved

Sorry to disappoint everyone today but the Blog is unable to confirm any tenant for the so-called Fox Blocks building under construction next to Planet Hollywood.  We were just unable to nail down certain pieces of information we wanted about this oddly-constructed building going up on that narrow cleared patch of land as shown in this June SkyCam photo.  UPDATE: One of our readers informs us this will be a Coca-Cola (presumably World of Coca-Cola) location.  Click on the Comments link at the bottom of the article.

 Fox Blocks is the brand name for the ICF walls being used in the interior section of the building in question.  Whereas all other new construction in Disney Springs has been made from standard concrete blocks, this building has been made of Lego-like Fox Blocks.
This concept art posted by website WDWMagic a few months ago shows what the building is going to look like once completed.  Fox Blocks are super energy efficient, storm resistant and quiet. The quiet feature, keeping noise inside or keeping noise outside, had led to speculation that this will be some sort of nightlife venue. Except that none of the other buildings old or new have had to be designed to keep noise inside
Thus, the use of Fox Blocks more likely arises from its super energy efficient aspects. A glass house is going to absorb large amounts of heat from Florida's sun.  Within the glass exterior, another building within the building is made of Fox Blocks to keep the heat outside and whatever cooling or refrigeration is going to be needed inside.  The large number of windows is a curious feature too.
Looks like the butted glass exterior walls will be held in place by those girders emanating from the Fox Blocks interior wall.
 
 Third level construction last week.
Sadly, none of our Island sources could or would confirm anything regarding this building and random CM's in Disney Springs did not know what it was going to be either.  So this mystery remains.....unsolved!

6 comments:

J2theGO said...

Perhaps to block the sound from the nearby bus stops?

Anonymous said...

If anything says "Apple" store, that concept artwork is it...

Anonymous said...

It's the real thing....

DanB (via email) said...

The mystery of the Fox Blocks Building has been solved, it's Coca Cola. I actually found this permit back in June but totally forgot about it until someone reminded me today. The permit says it's at location B32 which is what that building is labeled on the plans.

http://or.occompt.com/recorder/eagleweb/downloads/20150281076.pdf?parent=DOC1706S6251

KingBob said...

Presumably this is a World of Coca-Cola location.
Great find!
Thanks DanB!!

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