$150M Virgin Cruise Terminal Designed To Appear Like A Palm Grove Is Now Rising At PortMiami

At PortMiami, a unique cruise terminal being built by Richard Branson’s Virgin cruise line is now rising, photos taken yesterday show.

Virgin’s new two-story glass terminal at the port is being designed to appear like a palm grove.

The roof of the facility will have spaces between the “trees,” where sun will shine in during the day.

At night, beams of light will shoot into the sky from those same spaces in the roof.

Despite the heavy use of glass and the openings in the roof, the facility is designed to be hurricane proof.

Virgin Voyages is spending $150 million to build the facility.

Arquitectonica is the architect.

Completion is scheduled for October 2021.

 

 

(photos: ryan rc rea)

 



 

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Anonymous
10 months ago

I hope this new terminal is Shore Power equipped!!

Anonymous
10 months ago

I thought the Shore Power joke was dead.

Anonymous
10 months ago

It’s a joke here on TNM, but the need for shore power is *very* real. Cruise ships emit tons of particulate and CO2 when docked. Plug them into Shore Power and the emissions are reduced if not eliminated by clean methods of generation.

Anonymous
10 months ago

classic

Anonymous
10 months ago

Beautiful!
I hope the cruise ships sail soon.

Anonymous
10 months ago

Me too, I have a booking for Jan. 29th!!

Anonymous
10 months ago

Me three. Antarctica. December 2021. Total eclipse of the sun.

Anonymous
10 months ago

Me zero. Waste of money. Enjoy your trip on the SS Covid.

Anonymous
10 months ago

And you enjoy your trip on the SS Boring

Anonymous
10 months ago

Beautiful design and visible from downtown. Great project. Now let the ships sail

Anonymous
10 months ago

Fantastic! This island didn’t exist 100 years ago

Anonymous G
10 months ago

Great design construction seems to be progressing well. Would be cool to be apart of. I’m excited to the beam of light that shoots into the sky.

Anonymous
10 months ago

Great for the people of Miami. We need to move on from Covid.

Anonymous
10 months ago

Still wondering how that Virgin- Brightline deal fell through? Brightline stop at the port would have been extraordinary!

Anonymous
10 months ago

The Brightline stop at the port is still in works I believe. All that has changed is the branding agreement between Brightline and Virgin.

Anonymous
10 months ago

Zero shore power again

Anonymous
10 months ago

Port of Miami is looking nice and getting better

Justalie
10 months ago

Wow,

Anonymous
10 months ago

Who is the general contractor?

Anonymous G
10 months ago

Suffolk.

Anonymous
10 months ago

Hell Yeah! I just realized TNM has ben posting articles again. Going t be binging for hours now.

Calivalle
10 months ago

Awesome beauty..🌴🌴🌴

Azarius
10 months ago

Makes the trip across the bridge even more beautiful with all these cruise terminals popping up, we need to add a hotel or two for those who stay the night for their cruise

Anonymous
10 months ago

There are hotels in downtown that run shuttles to the port, no reason to build hotels on the island itself.

Anonymous
10 months ago

Correct.. especially after hearing of all those new hotels they’re building and built downtown and Brickell.

Anonymous
10 months ago

I wonder how they are going to fit a 909ft long ship in a 723ft dock.
The terminal is beautiful. Hope they actually build Brighline Train Station next to it.

Anonymous
10 months ago

Karma sucks don’t it. You all made fun of me but you refused to provide shore power and then came COVID.

Anonymous
10 months ago

Even COVID has a better sense of humor than you.

Anonymous
10 months ago

lol…..

Anonymous
10 months ago

Miami winning!!!

Shore Power, not so much

Anonymous
10 months ago

Shore Power is dead.

J.
10 months ago

Is that you Greta?