First Glass Installed At ‘Crown Of Miami’ (Photos)

Royal Caribbean’s new terminal at PortMiami has had most of its glass installed.

When completed in October 2018, the state-of-the-art terminal will become the home base of the two largest cruise ships in the world, Allure of the Seas and Symphony of the Seas.

Royal Caribbean’s passenger count in Miami will more than double, from 750,000 annually to at least 1.8 million, the cruise line has said.

At night, the terminal will be lit up to ensure it becomes an iconic addition to the port. The building is supposed to appear as a crown when viewed from the water, or as rising waves when viewed from the terminal side. From the north or south, it will have an “M” shape, representing Miami.

 

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Common Sense Posting
2 years ago

Nice boost to the local economy. Hotels need to keep being built

Anonymous
2 years ago

this will be huge for the hotel/ local market. 2 of the worlds biggest ships are moving from Ft. Lauderdale to Miami. A win

Anonymous
2 years ago

Why? People will fly to wherever it is cheaper… FLL is 30 minutes from Port of Miami vs 15 from MIA.

peej
2 years ago

Actually just one, the Symphony is a brand new ship. Which is arguably better, we’ll soon having 3 of the 4 Oasis-Class ships sailing from South FL.

The 4th isn’t far, sailing from Port Canaveral.

Anonymous
2 years ago

The parking garage was such as integral part of the design that it’s nearly criminal it was allowed to built the way it was.

Anonymous
2 years ago

that’s why the architect left it out in the renderings…

Anonymous
2 years ago

There is one thing called Architectural Decoration which is used in the modern era to make the needed utilitarian structures more appealing to the parking garages haters who can’t stop playing the non-stop Parking Garage Crying Game.
Parking garages are needed, otherwise on a sealing day, for example, the more of 6000 passengers those massives cruise ships transport would have to walk 2 miles carrying their luggage so they can, for example, rent a car, take a cab, being picked up by friends, drop their rented cars, etc.

marc
2 years ago

Unless there will be a ton of cladding to give the effect seen in the renders and we’re just seeing the actual garage which was always there to begin with.

Oscar
2 years ago

I believe marc is correct and that the back half of the “crown” is the garage.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Yes it is the garage.

Anonymous
2 years ago

hope so.. anyone with knowledge?

Anonymous
2 years ago

The renderings show the original garage, the back building with the logos was it. They switched to a standard precast garage. They may still add some architectural features but it won’t look anything like the original. The steel beams and trusses that create the look of the terminal and original garage are gone.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Actually, looking more at it they may get that look with the cladding. I think I was confusing the two building. I’m pretty sure something did change with the garage though.

Anonymous
2 years ago

So which is it? There is a *huge* difference between the renderings and what’s currently there…

Anonymous
2 years ago

How about waiting until it’s finished?

wolfgang731
2 years ago

Oh, no!! Perish the thought. People are just too eager to bash it for them to wait for it to actually be finished. You’re asking for way too much.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Doesn’t have to necessarily match the building’s design, many times the parking garages are designed by a different group of architects specialized in utilitarian structures.
There are tons of materials they can use: Could be a stainless steel mesh integrated with a vertical garden, perforated metal, fiberglass, etc.
Jakov-USA.com
Remember we are in the year 2018.

Yet Another Anonymous
2 years ago

Wow so far it looks TERRIBLE compared to the way the rendering showed, maybe it’s not done.

marc
2 years ago

maybe

Anonymous
2 years ago

but probably how it will look.

Anonymous
2 years ago

It looks more appealing than any of Arquitectonica’s pathetic attempts to conceal parking garages with random crap that looks like a shanty dwelling made of sheet metal, and/or ugly murals.

Anonymous
2 years ago

To the complaining morons the terminal is not even finish.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Try to ignore the fools.

Anonymous
2 years ago

All, the garage facade hasn’t been installed yet. There’s no indication the plan has changed notably from the renderings.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Are people here really complaining about a parking garage being a part of a dang cruise terminal? What fantasy land do you all live in?

Anonymous
2 years ago

Very visible from MacArthur Causeway.

Anonymous
2 years ago

They live in neverneverpark land.. LOL

Anonymous
2 years ago

FPL “We can’t wait to turn on the AC for this massive open space!”

Oscar
2 years ago

I too long for the days of low ceilings and narrow hallways.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Which is why I like the MIA Central Terminal from 1959 compared to the South Terminal, which heats up like a greenhouse.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Wow… that looks NICE!

Anonymous
2 years ago

I love the architecture.

Nina
2 years ago

A friend of mine who works in the Port of Miami, told me that the curtain wall was done by Alpha Cladding, an unknown company, but most of the people who work there are veterans in the field. The complication of the walls was solved flawlessly, especially the inclined one. They also were in charge of the installation, which is impeccable.
The Architect and the General Contractor must be very proud, the building looks beautiful from the MacArthur Causeway. I took a picture once in a traffic jam and many other drivers were taking pictures of the building.
A great start for a business in South Florida, thanks to the economic boom.