Suffolk And Royal Carribean Celebrate Topping Off ‘Crown of Miami’

At PortMiami, contractor Suffolk Construction and Royal Caribbean Cruises recently celebrated topping off a new state-of the art cruise terminal.

When completed, the terminal will be the home port to the world’s largest cruise ships, Allure of the Seas and Symphony of the Seas. RCL passenger count is expected to double.

Cost estimates for the terminal have ranged from $100 million to $250 million.

 

MIAMI, Fla. – Jan. 12, 2018– Suffolk, one of Florida’s largest building contractors, recently commemorated the topping-off of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.’s (RCL) Terminal A at PortMiami during a ceremony on Friday, January 12. The celebration was attended by more than 250 guests.

The new state-of-the-art terminal at PortMiami will be home to two of the world’s largest cruise ships Allure of the Seas and – Symphony of the Seas, which is currently under construction and will become the largest in the world in November 2018. Once completed in October 2018, Royal Caribbean will implement the best technologies to deliver a state-of-the-art guest experience. The project is being completed for SMBC Leasing and Finance, Inc. and RCL.

“This cruise terminal is far from typical, reflecting the modern design of the ship it will welcome with each sailing,” said Suffolk Vice President Joe Fernandez. “This project is a design-build with a complex concept, and once completed, it will be an iconic building for PortMiami. The Suffolk team has worked closely with a team of local architects and engineers utilizing 3D models and virtual reality to bring the vision of the project to life as efficiently as possible.”

In addition to Royal Caribbean’s PortMiami Terminal A, Suffolk is managing several other major construction projects in South Florida, including the Brightline’s MiamiCentral Station, Jade Signature, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Privé, The Bristol and Met Square.

 

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marc

Can the pic be any further away?

Anonymous

More tourism is good for Miami and nice terminal for the cruise travelers.

Anonymous

Notice how the rendering is missing the giant parking garage…shame on them.

marc

Unless that structure is internal and as of yet hasn’t been completed and hidden within.

William

I think its there – It’s just so much uglier!

Anonymous

The rendering was the original design, the building with the RC logo was the garage and meshed well with the terminal building. Then they cheaped out and went with a pre-cast garage so we get the bid square block instead.

Anonymous

Its not done yet, topping off just means it is as tall as its going to be…external details aren’t finished yet. Look at the side by the RCL logo you can see the lines of the garage there.

Anonymous

It means the superstructure is done. Exterior details will not make the built garage become the rendering. The terminal building however will look the same, or at least very close.

Anonymous

Dis they take this pic from space? Can we get a few close up pics of the project? TNM y’all off for 3 days one of yall can go out there and take better pics!

Anonymous

This should be a delight to look at in the night time.

Anonymous

East-west Metrorail expansion with a PortMiami stop when?

Anonymous

Caribbean*

Anonymous

The building is so far from the water.