ST. PETERSBURG — Mayor Rick Kriseman has appointed an eclectic group to help pare the bunch of hopefuls the city expects to vie to design a new pier or renovate the closed inverted pyramid.
ST. PETERSBURG — The group appointed to determine what residents want as the city reboots its effort to redevelop the Pier completed its assignment Tuesday.
ST. PETERSBURG — In a poll last fall, close to 40 percent of residents said they would be willing to support a tax increase if additional money was needed to get everything they want in a new Pier.
ST. PETERSBURG — Invited to specify amenities they'd like at a new or renovated Pier, more than 2,000 residents have offered ideas running the gamut from a comedy club to a microbrewery to a basketball court.
ST. PETERSBURG — Quentin Richardson showed the images on his laptop, his idea of the city's next Pier, shaped like a ship's mast and with a lighthouse on top.
ST. PETERSBURG — The question has been asked over and over again.
ST. PETERSBURG — Mayor Rick Kriseman has said the new Pier can be a completely new project or a renovation of the existing inverted pyramid.
ST. PETERSBURG — The citizens group that will help determine what amenities a new or renovated Pier will offer got down to business Friday.
ST. PETERSBURG — If all goes according to Mayor Rick Kriseman's plan, the next few months should yield a shortlist of five to eight teams who will compete to design the city's new or renovated pier.
ST. PETERSBURG — As he campaigned, Mayor Rick Kriseman spoke of unveiling a final design for the Pier within the first nine months of his administration and completing the landmark by the end of 2015.
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.