ST. PETERSBURG — As the City Council prepares to vote on a contract to build the new pier, Mayor Rick Kriseman is proposing $20 million to link the waterfront landmark to a thriving downtown.
ST. PETERSBURG — Mayor Rick Kriseman has said that the budget for the new pier is firm, but a financial windfall or two may change that.
ST. PETERSBURG — The journey toward the city's next pier may have reached an important juncture, but much lies ahead before celebrations can be contemplated for a projected spring 2018 grand opening.
ST. PETERSBURG — After years of infighting and false starts, St. Petersburg is preparing to build a new pier to carry on a tradition that goes back for more than a century.
ST. PETERSBURG — On the eve of the latest pivotal vote in the quest for a new downtown pier, support for keeping the decades-old inverted pyramid appears to be waning.
ST. PETERSBURG — The majority of City Council members appear ready to endorse the decision of Mayor Rick Kriseman's selection committee concerning the future of the city's pier.
ST. PETERSBURG — The inverted pyramid, once disparaged as a chicken roost, but in recent years lauded by admirers as a treasured icon, appears to be on its last days.
ST. PETERSBURG — The three pier design team finalists must prove their worth Thursday before dozens of supporters, naysayers and a beleaguered six-member selection panel.
ST. PETERSBURG — The latest complication with the pier project hinges on legalities.
ST. PETERSBURG — Facing disillusionment about the process he set in motion almost a year ago to reboot the city's hopes for a new or renovated pier, Mayor Rick Kriseman took his case to the City Council on Thursday.
In these historical photos, you'll see that the Pier has generated its share of hand-wringing over what to do about the aging structure.
Look through our gallery of renderings provided by the architectural firm that won the design competition for the new pier. Some of the planned features have since been modified.