ST. PETERSBURG — The name Pier Park hasn't had much luck in St. Petersburg. Back in 1984, voters soundly defeated a $72 million proposal by that name.
I write to you about my recollections of the Pier. Not just this Pier, but the Million Dollar Pier, as well.
ST. PETERSBURG — Three companies will compete for a chance to manage, operate and program the city's new Pier District.
ST. PETERSBURG — Chris Nemi sat astride his light blue BMW motorbike, his eyes fixed on the husks of steel beams that are all that remains of the Pier's inverted pyramid.
ST. PETERSBURG — Not a single restaurateur submitted a bid by Thursday's deadline to open an establishment at the city's new Pier Park, fueling doubt that the dining anchor of the $46 million project is considered viable by those who would operate it.
ST. PETERSBURG — The inverted pyramid will soon be just a memory, but the fate of a historic bait house has hung in the balance in recent days.
ST. PETERSBURG — The company hired in the city's $3.2 million demolition of the Pier is the target of a lawsuit filed this month that claims it failed to pay a subcontractor on three other jobs and that it bounced a check.
ST. PETERSBURG — Two architectural firms that lost a bid to design the city's new pier have won the $20 million project that will link the waterfront landmark to the booming downtown.
Five design teams are competing for the $20 million project.
ST. PETERSBURG — Fans of the Columbia could see the popular restaurant return to the St. Petersburg Pier.
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.