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)