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  • ToT question: what's at the "ends" of the building?

    If you look at the DCA's ToT from the North (or South), you'll notice that
    there are two multi-storied (guess 2 or 3) sections jutting out from the
    top portion of the building on both sides (short sides of the building).

    I've noticed it in the newly (being) constructed
    ToT in TDS as well. Unfortunately, I don't remember if the MGM's version
    has them.

    Does anyone know what they're there for? My guess is that it must be
    something for the ride system since it's actually something that's causes
    a problem for the overall design (esp in DCA) and it exists in two ToTs (at least).

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    Re: ToT question: what's at the "ends" of the building?

    That cantilevered area is to allow enough space on the top floor for the elevator's motor. The entire assembly (motor+brakes+cable drum) for each shaft is about the size of a 30' long delivery truck.

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    • #3
      Re: ToT question: what's at the "ends" of the building?

      The MGM Tower has them but they are not nearly as pronounced.

      http://wdwaffiliates.com/images/mgm_tower.jpg

      versus

      http://www.sico.co.uk/gallery/photos...2005%20011.jpg
      -Kyle, Member of the DCA Lovers Alliance
      I'M GOING TO YALE!!!!!!!

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      • #4
        Re: ToT question: what's at the "ends" of the building?

        they also allow extra air to escape as the elevators move up and down (and its a LOT of air, believe me!)
        -"We can see a new horizon...built on all that we have done..and our dreams begin another thousand circles 'round the sun!"
        -- Epcot: Illuminations "Reflections of Earth"

        -"...Each dream that you chase, each wish you embrace can lead to a fabulous faraway place...!"
        --DCA: World Of Color

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        • #5
          Re: ToT question: what's at the "ends" of the building?

          ^

          Yeah, I rememeber when at WDW they were testing them and they blew out the wall becuase of the air blowing at such a high rate. Its also why the cars have grates on the floor instead of a soild floor. =D oops!
          "Disneyland is a work of love. We didn't go into Disneyland just with the idea of making money." ~ Walt Disney

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          • #6
            Re: ToT question: what's at the "ends" of the building?

            It's Walt's cryogenic vault. They moved him from the Florida one to Anaheim's.

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