ST. PETERSBURG — The field of eight proposed concepts for a rebirth of the city's Pier has been narrowed by one.
ST. PETERSBURG — When the creators of the Pier design eventually spurned by voters suggested a pristine underwater garden as the project's centerpiece, environmentalists howled.
ST. PETERSBURG — The city has released a report analyzing the feasibility of the eight concepts proposed for a new or renovated pier.
A critical finding concerns the budget.
ST. PETERSBURG — The last time the city tried to revive the Pier, the process became a morass of accusations, petitions, lawsuits and, some would add, misinformation.
ST. PETERSBURG — The teams proposed splash parks and lagoons and touted sustainability, but the reality of delivering a pier that satisfies both the must-haves and appearance demanded by the public could be a financial challenge.
ST. PETERSBURG — After six years of discussions and the selection and contentious rejection of a much-reviled design for a new pier, St. Petersburg is back for a second try.
ST. PETERSBURG — The eight design teams competing to give the city a new or refurbished Pier will deliver their concepts Monday, offering insight into their vision, theme and approach for the landmark.
ST. PETERSBURG — A new study about how the Pier should be used, and what would make the most financial and practical sense, appears to validate many of the recent findings of a citizens group.
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.
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.