ST. PETERSBURG — With the contentious Pier issue now on his watch, Mayor Rick Kriseman must find consensus among disparate notions about how to continue a tradition that dates to 1889.
It offers the best fishing Tom Smith knows, luring him on a 50-mile round trip that takes him from Palmetto to St. Petersburg and its well-known Pier. Smith, 75, claims a special spot at the far end, in the shadow of the closed inverted pyramid that sits on the structure jutting more than …
ST. PETERSBURG — With notice that incoming Mayor Rick Kriseman planned to reopen the area around the Pier to the public, workers began preparing the way days before his swearing in last Thursday.
As the city embarks on another quest to find the perfect design for a new pier, a look at others around the country might prove instructive.
ST. PETERSBURG — First there were pier visioning sessions, followed by a Pier Advisory Task Force, an 828 Alliance and the most recent, a new pier task force appointed by Mayor-elect Rick Kriseman as part of his transition team.
ST. PETERSBURG — Given Florida's searing summer temperatures, it's probably no surprise that a majority of residents surveyed about what they'd most like at the city's pier ranked air conditioning a top priority.
ST. PETERSBURG — An appellate court has rejected former mayoral candidate Kathleen Ford's attempt to stop the city from demolishing the inverted pyramid Pier.
ST. PETERSBURG — The city is gathering feedback from residents on what kind of pier should be built on the waterfront.
ST. PETERSBURG — What will it cost to renovate the inverted pyramid, the shuttered iconic Pier on the waterfront?
ST. PETERSBURG — Heated emotions about what kind of pier should rise on the city's cherished waterfront ignited two petitions, a lawsuit and a referendum that unequivocally rejected a controversial design.
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.