ST. PETERSBURG — A new engineering study delivers good news to those who have fought to save the inverted pyramid and to the design teams planning to reuse the iconic structure in the city's latest version of its Tampa Bay landmark.
ST. PETERSBURG — As Mayor Rick Kriseman's plans for delivering a new or renovated Pier to the waterfront proceed, City Council members are keeping a watchful eye on the process.
ST. PETERSBURG — The 16 design teams vying to build a new Pier were whittled to eight on Friday, and the odds seem to favor a concept that would save the inverted pyramid.
ST. PETERSBURG — In a few days, up to eight design teams could make the first cut in the pursuit of a $46 million project that would give the city a new Pier or a renovated inverted pyramid.
ST. PETERSBURG — The closed inverted pyramid, beloved and reviled, and once appeared destined for obliteration, could be in for a reprieve.
ST. PETERSBURG — The competition is promising to be stiff among design teams vying to give St. Petersburg a new or renovated Pier.
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.
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.