Royal Caribbean’s ‘Crown Of Miami’ Nearing Completion

Royal Caribbean’s new cruise terminal at PortMiami is now said to be just weeks away from opening.

The 170,000-square-foot angular glass terminal is being designed by England-architect Broadway Malyan. A parking garage with 1,000 spaces is also being built.

It is nicknamed the ‘Crown of Miami,’ thanks to the crown-like shape seen when passing by on the water side. When viewed from the east or west, the “M” shape for Miami is supposed to be visible, while a sense of waves rising or ships passing is said to be evoked from the terminal side.

Suffolk Construction is the contractor.

Royal Caribbean has previously said that the cost of the terminal is $200 million, with opening planned for November. Once opened, it will host the largest cruise ship in the world, with passenger count for RCL expected to more than double.

 

 

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marc
2 years ago

Oh look, the garage is actually getting dressed to look like the render. The premature complainers can shut up now.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Ha!!! You’re dreaming, they’ll find something else to whine about.

Anonymous
2 years ago

I too was waiting to cast judgment. But this isn’t even close to the renderings. Its been has been value engineered too far.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Our company is doing some work there. The interiors are cool too.

Anonymous
2 years ago

It looks so much better “dressed” this way than putting murals and other crap like sheet metal and random holes in parking pedestals under towers.

Anonymous
2 years ago

The rendering looked much, much nicer. If you couldn’t see the garage so clearly behind the cladding I’d think it looked pretty nice though. The empty backside doesn’t have too much exposure with all the shipping containers stacked next door.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Cool looking building.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Those passenger walkways really complete the façade…

Anonymous
2 years ago

I was hoping they could dress those up a bit. Otherwise, the building looks great at night when lit up.

Anonymous
2 years ago

That is what I’m waiting to see. Should be coo!.

Anonymous
2 years ago

What, did you expect cruise passengers to jump out an open door onto the ship?!

Anonymous
2 years ago

There are surprising features of this building, which are worth talking about, for example: the glass triangle that slopes towards the ground, is a heavy engineering job. Congratulations to the architects, Broadway Malyan, and Bermello, Ajamil and Partners, to Suffolk Constructions and the Glazing Contractor!

William
2 years ago

The parking garage cladding is a cost engineering thing for sure. To bad they don’t try harder to make it look like the renderings.

William
2 years ago
Anonymous
2 years ago

The parking garage looks better than the ones at MiamiCentral, are are entirely unnecessary for their size.

Anonymous
2 years ago

and*

peej
2 years ago

Which MiamiCentral garages are unnecessary? The ones that serve the (2) Condo Towers, Office Tower, & yet-to-be-announced retail & entertainment? Or the one nearby @ 3 MiamiCentral, that serves the 2nd office building, Publix, and daily train passengers? Let’s be realistic…

Anonymous
2 years ago

The ones above the tracks with the poked out holes. Hideous!

Joel
2 years ago

What a missed opportunity…

Anonymous
2 years ago

Miami, the town of missed opportunities.