Aloha! Good afternoon from Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort where we’re taking an updated look at the construction of a Disney Vacation Club tower. The 10-story tower sits on the shores between the existing Polynesian Village Resort and the Wedding Chappel at Disney’s Grand Floridian. The Spirit of Aloha dinner show was demolished to make way for the DVC tower.
We’ll start with a look at the lake-facing side of the tower as the central structure and northern wing are connected. In this super wide view, you can somewhat make out that the Polynesian Village DVC tower will be taller than the buildings at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort.
Here’s a closer look at the portion of the tower that has been built so far.
Here’s a closer look at some of the unique concrete elements that will hopefully be utilized to give the new DVC tower a thematically consistent look with the rest of Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort.
Here’s a wide look at the front of the tower before we take a closer look at how it’s being built.
Finally, here’s a look at how the building is being built. The company building it is called Finfrock and they appear to be using a technology called DualDeck that they say allows for a quicker build with lower finishing costs. It’s amazing to consider, but we’re just 114 days since the first slab of concrete went vertical on the construction site. Here’s a look at how they placed a prefabricated slab of concrete onto the building – from flatbed truck to structure.
Another flatbed truck rolls in behind it and the process is repeated throughout the day. Here’s a look at concept art for the final product, which is expected to open in late 2024.
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