I'd love to be wrong and see this happen.Yep that is the plan
Photo Update part 3
West side Parking garage - They seemed like they were in a hurry today. there were trucks and guys everywhere.View attachment 46776
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I have a ton more photos of the parking garage but I'll post those to flicker.
The complete 93 photo album http://www.flickr.com/photos/95909967@N06/sets/72157641335110454/
You don't want a plain (often ugly) parking garage facing Buena Vista Drive either, which is just as important if not more so, as the retail facing sides are partially obscured behind the retail structures.Pretty sure the sides facing the retail areas will be themed. That is all that is needed. Helps in place setting IMO.
Thats very City Walk and doesn't seem very Disney to me at all. Just because its a parking garage doesn't mean it has to look like one. Im hoping the outside gets themed very nicely as its one of the first things everyone will see as they arrive to DTD.I would think something similar in style to how they did the main garage for Columbus, OH's Arena District would be something to consider. Using more brick on the outside (like they do on most all of the buildings in the District) could give it a bit more "class/style" than what's pictured. It also works well with the idea of bringing the venue banners out to the road on the garage.
I do like the idea that they would have an aesthetic that lowers expectations upon arrival to some degree. That way when you walk into a "district" you are more impressed. Always liked the UNI style of using a lot a greenery to deal with the visual impact on approach.You don't want a plain (often ugly) parking garage facing Buena Vista Drive either, which is just as important if not more so, as the retail facing sides are partially obscured behind the retail structures.
Interesting. The planters on the corner structures are a cool idea, should help break up what can be a pretty monotonous structure.