Thursday, October 17, 2013

Shanghaî Disneyland Goes "Vertical" With the Installation of the First Steel Column !

More news about Shanghaî Disneyland construction as the building of the Shanghai Disney Resort saw a milestone Thursday with the installation of the first steel column. This marks the completion of the majority of the foundation work and the official beginning of the vertical construction, said Howard Brown, senior vice president and project development executive of Shanghai Disney Resort.

"The construction team has been working very hard at the build site since groundbreaking and we are excited to see the progress every day," Brown said. With the majority of foundation work complete, work has shifted to substructure construction to support the construction of buildings and infrastructure, the company said.

Over 23,000 concrete piles have been installed, and the amount of structural steel needed for the overall resort could reach 72,000 metrics tons, Disney said. The resort will initially include Shanghai Disneyland, a Magic Kingdom-style park, two themed hotels, a large retail, dining and entertainment venue, recreational facilities, a lake and parking and transportation hubs, the company said.

"This is a really exciting moment for everyone working on this project, and for Shanghai," said Mike Crawford, general manager of Shanghai Disney Resort. The resort is scheduled to open at the end of 2015." 

This first steel column as you'll see on the video below was even "signed" to commemorate the event so i suppose it's now a "collector"!


Pictures: copyright Disney - Shendi


K. Martinez said...

While I will probably never experience Shanghai Disneyland, I'm very excited to see how many new ideas will come out of this park. The castle parks always fascinate me most because it's interesting to see different interpretations of a similar concept. Thanks for the update.

Anonymous said...

I too may never visit Shanghai but know i would miss the steam trains running around the outside and to each land. My parents and kids, as well as Walt loved that experience.

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