$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
1 month ago

I hope this new terminal is Shore Power equipped!!

Anonymous
1 month ago

I thought the Shore Power joke was dead.

Anonymous
1 month 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
1 month ago

classic

Anonymous
1 month ago

Beautiful!
I hope the cruise ships sail soon.

Anonymous
1 month ago

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

Anonymous
1 month ago

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

Anonymous
1 month ago

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

Anonymous
1 month ago

And you enjoy your trip on the SS Boring

Anonymous
1 month ago

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

Anonymous
1 month ago

Fantastic! This island didn’t exist 100 years ago

Anonymous G
1 month 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
1 month ago

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

Anonymous
1 month ago

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

Anonymous
1 month 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
1 month ago

Zero shore power again

Anonymous
1 month ago

Port of Miami is looking nice and getting better

Justalie
1 month ago

Wow,

Anonymous
1 month ago

Who is the general contractor?

Anonymous G
1 month ago

Suffolk.

Anonymous
1 month ago

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

Calivalle
1 month ago

Awesome beauty..🌴🌴🌴

Azarius
1 month 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
1 month ago

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

Anonymous
1 month ago

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

Anonymous
1 month 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
1 month ago

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

Anonymous
1 month ago

Even COVID has a better sense of humor than you.

Anonymous
1 month ago

lol…..

Anonymous
1 month ago

Miami winning!!!

Shore Power, not so much

Anonymous
1 month ago

Shore Power is dead.

J.
1 month ago

Is that you Greta?