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Pier-less ideas for a Lens-less life




Tuesday's resounding defeat of the Lens pier project has left many wondering what a future without an inverted pyramid might look like. If St. Petersburg voters don't want the Lens, what do they want? Conveniently, we have the answer.

Answers, in fact.

In May 2011, Floridian gathered dozens of readers' best ideas for the new pier and had our peerless illustrator Don Morris render them in one drawing. So what do St. Petersburg residents think is worthy of their waterfront? It starts with a 400-foot-tall manatee-shaped ferris wheel.

[Last modified: Thursday, August 29, 2013 10:47am]


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