Groundbreaking Held By MSC For PortMiami’s Biggest Ever Cruise Terminal

A groundbreaking is taking place today at PortMiami for MSC Cruise’s new terminal.

The company also released a revised rendering of the facility, which they promise will become a landmark “mega cruise-terminal.”

It will be the largest cruise terminal in North America, MSC said.

The four-story building will have four embarkation decks, with capacity for up to 36,000 passengers per day. Up to three of the latest generation ships, including MSC’s largest, can be docked simultaneously.

Shore Power is also being built, allowing ships to connect to the electrical grid to reduce pollution.

The terminal is expected to cost $350 million, down from the $410 million previously expected.

Arquitectonica is the architect.

Completion is scheduled for the end of 2023.

 

The newest rendering, released today:

 

(photo: Ken Muskat)

 

Older renderings:

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Anonymous
6 months ago

Looks beautiful and modern.
Miami is paradise!

Anonymous
6 months ago

Tell the people that live in Liberty City that Miami is “Paradise”!

MiamiArchi
6 months ago

My family has had a business in Liberty City for over 60 years and the moves that the neighborhood has made during that time is very impressive.
The changes in Liberty square is astonishing.
Along with More Business’ opening and new buildings.
It may not be Downtown but Liberty City has come a very long way.

Conch fritter
6 months ago

It is actually

Anonymous
6 months ago

Go elsewhere if that’s such a problem

Original
6 months ago

^ Did ten years in the US Army protecting this country… how about you?

Not Anonymous
6 months ago

That is not true. There are many places in Latam that are cosmopolitan, and a way better place to live then some places in the U.S. Take Santa Fe, Mexico City or downtown Santiago as some examples. Miami is a paradise because of its climate and people, not just because it is in the U.S.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Yeah, that’s why Miami is always ranked one of the rudest places in the country, and “cosmopolitan” in Latam means you can look anywhere outside without seeing trash and graffiti, and running the risk of being mugged.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Modern?!! Wow…let’s try to expand our vocabularies.

iFlyMIA
6 months ago

SHORE POWER!

Anonymous
6 months ago

Port of miami looks beautiful , specially at night

Anonymous
6 months ago

They cut costs for sure, the new plan is for more use of pre-fab

Anonymous
6 months ago

yeah forsaking the “bow” style of the original probably increases efficiency of space and cost. Still a nice design, but a slight letdown

Anonymous
6 months ago

Beautiful

Anonymous
6 months ago

An *iconic* parking garage now front and center from the MacArthur Causeway. *Shakes head*

Anonymous
6 months ago

Carefully left out of the renderings…at the end: SURPRISE :)) !!

Anonymous
6 months ago

Wait, *four* docks now?

Anonymous
6 months ago

The last render is sooo Miami! Dark stormy skies on the left and beautiful clouds and Sunshine to the right. Love it!

Anonymous
6 months ago

Incredible

Wow
6 months ago

Who is the contractor/owners rep?

I told you so
6 months ago

No location Map 🙁

Jesse
6 months ago

Question… how do they figure to have their MSC World Europa docked, and a RCCL Oasis Class squeeze by each other?

Anonymous
6 months ago

It’s like Arquitectonica forgot who they were in this downgrade to a glorified bus terminal.

its_me
6 months ago

and who exactly is Arquitectonica, other than a purveyor of shitty architecture through out the city! this is a perfect example of the shittiness that is ARQ.

Anonymous
6 months ago

The last time I spoke with Arquitectonica, they did not have a thing to say about you one way or another.
ARQ is a multi-generational, Internationally renowned, Miami-grown family business that continues to compete in the marketplace and WINS big awards.

Arquitectonica is consequential, and the body of work is amazing.

Anonymous
6 months ago

floating petri dishes