Photos: Construction Continues At Virgin’s Palm Grove Terminal At PortMiami

An official groundbreaking ceremony for Virgin Voyages new cruise terminal at PortMiami was held recently, and new photos show that construction is continuing there.

The $150 million terminal is being built with glass, but is also designed to be hurricane-proof.

Arquitectonica’s design of the facility is meant to appear as a palm grove with “trees”.

At night, beams of light will shoot into the sky from  spaces in the roof, which will also allow sunshine in during the day.

Completion is scheduled for October 2021.

 

(photos: Ryan RC Rea)

 



 

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Anonymous
5 months ago

really sharp!! i look forward to driving across mcarthur causeway at night to see the lighting effect

Anonymous
5 months ago

Don’t crash!

Anonymous
5 months ago

That’s the most visible spot from the downtown core and it’s pleasantly surprising that it’s not a concrete monstrosity – looks like a great fit in both style and scale, nicely done!!

Azarius
5 months ago

Love the glass approach and that all the other ports doesn’t look the same and are Modern

Anonymous
5 months ago

Now move your offices from Plantation to downtown.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Why?
It’s too close to the bay and the actual port. Besides downtown has beautiful views, urban and hip. Besides, it’s got the best mass transit connect in the county. Why do you suggest leaving Plantation?

Anonymous
5 months ago

Should have some office at their port

Anonymous
5 months ago

I hope royal Caribbean HQ isn’t dead and starts back up

Anonymous
5 months ago

Lol dead for years my friend

Anonymous
5 months ago

They’re over $20 billion in debt, had to sell off entire brands of theirs like Azamara as well as numerous ships. They’ll be lucky to survive the pandemic let alone ever build that HQ or have the money to pay all the salaries of the employees that would work there

Anonymous
5 months ago

port of miami is looking good

Anonymous
5 months ago

Not a fan of the design. Sorry. I couldn’t have done better ( before someone suggests I try), but real architects with vision could have. Virgin should have asked for better instead of settling for this from Arquitectonica. I don’t know what has happened to that firm. They were very creative in the 80s. Now…zig-zag balconies and cookie-cutter designs. I hope Calatrava gets hired to do something spectacular here soon.

Anonymous
5 months ago

The “palms” look like some cheap, pre-fab shade structure used at some Class B World’s Fair. Only thing missing are the crowd cooling misters.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Question, are we sure it’s going to look like this? Didn’t it get VE’ed to hell because of the pandemic?

Anonymous
5 months ago

Check out Kai Tak terminal in Hong Kong designed by Foster+Partners. Makes this one look like it was chosen from a high school design competition. (3rd place winner))

Anonymous
1 month ago

Just googled it and it looks awful. I like this one way better.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Looks like a leaky roof magnet.

Anonymous
4 months ago

All these images show is a funky roof that only birds in the sky will really see- is there a design for what people on the ground will see?

Anonymous
5 months ago

But will there be shore power?

Anonymous
5 months ago

Yes. Please see County Mayor’s announcement from last week.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Cruise ships are gross 😷 🤢

Anonymous
5 months ago

Well, what’s the beef?.. nobody is knocking your little rowboat.

Anonymous
5 months ago

He, or whatever preferred pronoun it prefers, probably eats Bill Gates’ fake meat and bugs.