My picture threads consist of images I have taken that focus on the architecture, landscape architecture, planning, design, and theming of the facilities highlighted. They may also contain short descriptions and commentary, but will not focus on construction progress or special events or memorabilia or food selections or my traveling companions. Hopefully these threads are a good introduction for those who have not seen these places yet. All killer, no filler!
Downtown Disney Periphery Buildings photographed in November 2008:
On the outskirts of this village of shopping and dining and nightlife are several notable buildings that serve support roles at the resort.
This center for employment was designed by famous architect Robert Stern and his prolific office. Other projects designed for Disney include the Beach and Yacht Club Resorts and Boardwalk Resort at Walt Disney World; the master plan, Town Center, and Florida Hospital at Celebration, FL.; the Feature Animation Building in Burbank, CA.; the Disney Ambassador Hotel at Tokyo Disney Resort; and the Hotel Cheyenne and Newport Bay Club Hotel at Disneyland Resort Paris.
This executive and managerial headquarters for the resort was designed by famous architect Arata Isozaki.
Reedy Creek Fire Station 4:
One of four fire stations on the property, this one is an attractive modern facility with a delightful overscaled touch of whimsy in front.