Monday, January 30, 2017

PI Update: Around The Edison

This is The Edison, currently under construction at Disney Springs. Let's work our way around the complex so we can see what's going on.
North face. Is that a large garage door type of opening on the far left or will that be a large window?
Looking down along the north face, the area seems to be designed for pedestrian traffic, something predecessors Adventurers Club and BET Soundstage rarely allowed.
East face. The new building makes use of AC's former cupola that existed over the inside foyer. The new building also has this peculiar metal section that sticks out from the main building, better seen in perspective two photos above.
South face, what appears now to be the main entrance located at Adventurers Club former main entrance. The sign still says "Spring 2017". Since Summer does not begin until mid-June, that may be possible.
The complex seems to have 3 main sections, one being the entrance section described in the prior photo and then this mid-section that sits where the castmember-only outdoor stairway beside AC used to lead down to management offices and employee snack bar.  This new section, constructed with an art deco exterior, may be the secret way down to the Neverland Tunnels below.
Continuing up Hill Street, this is the south face of the third section and what we call the "performance arena" section of the development.
The southwest corner shows the very distinctive curves of art deco design.
The west face is mainly the performance arena but with other "rooms" there as well. Plus that addition on top reminiscent of an aircraft control tower.
Coming back around now to the northwest corner overlooking Village Lake. Note the art deco roof line.
And we've come full circle and end with the large performance arena facing north. Will they have shows in there or will it be a night club? The mystery continues!

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