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1970’s Modular Construction at Walt Disney World

2013 August 1
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Polynesian Resort being constructed

I came across this pictorial blog article highlighting the construction of the Polynesian Hotel at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida back in 1970. I found it fascinating and wanted to share.

With the Polynesian still in use today, it could be thought of as a testimonial of sorts. That fact could also be thought of as evidence to dispel the myth that modular construction has a shorter life span than site built construction.

Imagineering Disney is an unofficial blog authored by a couple of folks who reportedly worked for Disney in the past and they definitely have access to some terrific photographs. Take a look at the modular construction project depicted below.

Modular guest rooms were fabricated in a warehouse on the east end of the Disney Compound by US steel workers before being trucked over to the location:

Modular guest rooms were fabricated in a warehouse on the east end of the Disney Compound by US steel workers.

Polynesian article @ imagineeringdisney.com

 

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Janet Field

Marketing and Communications Director at Triumph Modular
Janet Field, LEED Green Associate, has 20 years of leadership roles in companies focused on design, construction and modular building solutions. As an advocate for innovative products, she has had the opportunity to work with top 10 ENR construction firms. Introducing paradigm changing technology using technical sales consulting techniques and progressive marketing tools continues to be a rewarding and challenging career experience.
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    Theresa Hazelrigg permalink
    August 2, 2013

    Loved that one!

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    August 2, 2013

    Thank you!

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