Friday, October 19, 2018
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Committee to shortlist St. Petersburg Pier ideas

ST. PETERSBURG — A pier committee was set to decide Friday which of eight concepts submitted by design teams from St. Petersburg and beyond Tampa Bay would continue to the next phase in the quest to restore the city's more than century-old downtown tradition.

The six-member committee, including an architect, a Tampa Bay Rays executive and a preservationist, was created to take into account various criteria, including the cost, feasibility and schedule of each proposed concept.

Members of the group appointed by Mayor Rick Kriseman were charged with reviewing how the concepts plan to satisfy the public's desire for certain programs and activities at the pier and a structural analysis of inverted pyramid components that will be used for construction. Of the eight design teams, six indicated intentions to reuse some part of the 1973 inverted pyramid. Environmental permitting and marine concerns also will be among the factors considered by the committee.

Here are the concepts and design teams vying for the $46 million project:

• The Crescent — ahha! - New Quarter

• Alma — Alfonso Architects

• Prospect Pier — FR-EE, with Civitas and Mesh Architecture

• The Pier Park — ASD, Rogers Partners Architects and Urban Designers and Ken Smith Landscape Architect

• rePier — Ross Barney Architects and Long and Associates

• Destination St. Pete Pier — St. Pete Design Group

• Discover Bay Life — VOA

• The Blue Pier — W Architecture and Landscape Architecture

Contact Waveney Ann Moore at [email protected] or (727) 892-2283. Follow @wmooretimes on Twitter.

     
     
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