Much of the structural steel for the entrance of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts is now up. The Center will be home to Orlando’s finest theaters.
Dr. Phillips was one of Florida’s largest citrus farmers and owned much of the land along Sand Lake Road, in what is now the west side of I-4. This area of Orange County is also known as Dr. Phillips. Dr. Phillips left behind a highly-regarded foundation that makes grants to many Orlando area charities.
Take note of the church steeple in this photo. It is a good visual reference seen in several photos in this article.
This rendering of the entrance is Courtesy of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. The entrance is seen here from the outdoor performance plaza. Concepts of other developments are on the right and left.
The white building is now being demolished. The building was originally part of the church campus. The site is the northwest corner of the Dr Phillips Center. Note the curved structural steel toward the left.
The project will be built in stages. “Stage 1” denotes projects currently under construction. Note Section D, the lobbies. Structural steel for the front of Section D is now up along Magnolia Avenue.
Stay tuned as we follow the progress of what should be a new gem in Orlando entertainment.