Adam Beard has been coming to the Pier his entire life.
But some of his fifth-grade students at Lakeside Christian School in Clearwater have never experienced the inverted pyramid. That changed Thursday.
Beard, 30, brought 11 students to the top of the Pier so the kids could look at the city's skyline and across Tampa Bay.
"It would be cool for them to see," Beard said. "I want them to experience it before they tear it down."