Photos have been released of the iconic “Pearl of Miami” cruise terminal now under construction at PortMiami.
The terminal will feature a spiraled facade inspired by the nautilus that will be lit up at night. The elaborate design is causing time and budget overruns, however.
Construction could now cost $215 million or more (compared to an earlier estimated of $165 million), Norwegian Cruise Line told county officials. Norwegian will reimburse cost overruns.
A substantial completion date of February 10, 2020 (originally November 2019) can also no longer be guaranteed, according to a county memo.
In addition to covering cost overruns, Norwegian is agreeing to increase their minimum passenger count and make other concessions
Source: The Next Miami