I was in town and did a late night drive-by during the rather odd bout of wintry precipitation that came to visit the gulf coast last week.
The first thing I noticed were what I assume were security guards. They were sitting in private vehicles and did not appear uniformed. One had a passenger and both were parked behind the property gates on opposite sides of the property. I cannot say for sure, but I strongly suspected they were there in conjunction with one of the four or five cruise liners that were docked in the area.
The building itself looked the same as it did when I was there two years ago, but there was a ton of supplies and assorted objects that I assume were related to the ongoing construction over there in front of the property. It was dark, so I couldn’t tell if it was recently put there or not.
I can only give my opinion here since I didn’t attempt to enter the site, but I felt like it was certainly doable if you did it right. These guards seemed like they were just warm bodies hired on as a obligatory measure to keep the would-be car thrives at bay with their presence - not your uniformed, armed, actively patrolling, or well-trained variety.
Basically, they did not seem interested in moving from their positions in the least. There are plenty of dark corners to blend into around that place....