Welcome to San Diego Blog | May 31, 2010
San Diego Broadway Pier Construction Update
You may have noticed the construction is well underway at the Broadway Street Pier Cruiseship terminal where Broadway and Harbor Drive meet in the Columbia District. At this point in the construction, it is hard to visualize what the final completed structure will look like, but you can see below what the outcome will be.
The two-story Broadway Pier cruise ship terminal will be able to accommodate 2,600 passengers. The terminal will include offices for the U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Customs & Border Protection. The facility will be the Port of San Diego’s first “green” building and is being designed to meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. LEED certification is important becuse it means the structure will be designed with sustainable materials and will use less water and energy.
Downtown San Diego Cruise Ship Terminal
Some of the construction elements that will help the project qualify for its LEED certification include use of a photovoltaic system that will provide at least 12 percent of the building’s energy. The project also may incorporate highly reflective roof paint, low-flow toilets, urinals and faucets that will help keep water and energy costs down.
The new cruise ship terminal will incorporate public art into its overall design. New York-based artist Leni Schwendinger was selected by the Port to design an art wall with special lighting that will reflect the motion of the bay onto the façade of the building . The new structure is just one more of the many beautification projects we will see along the San Diego Bay in the Columbia District’s North Embarcadero stretct.
For more specif details, take a look at the Video from the Port of San Diego.