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The new St. Pete Pier opens today. Here’s all of our coverage.

Everything you need to know to plan a visit to the long-awaited attraction, plus how it came to be.

After seven years since the inverted pyramid closed, St. Petersburg ushers in a new chapter on Monday. The $92 million Pier District’s 26-acres open to the public at 5 p.m. for those with tickets, a temporary precaution due to the pandemic.

Read all of the Tampa Bay Times Pier coverage in one place, from our dining guide to a preview of what you’ll see to the history of past piers.

What’s the new pier like?

The signature sculpture of the new $92 million dollar St. Petersburg Pier, "Bending Arc" by renown artist, Janet Echelman is seen lit up on Tuesday June 30, 2020 in the Pier District. (Boyzell Hosey/Tampa Bay Times via AP) [ BOYZELL HOSEY | Times ]

St. Petersburg’s Pier District offers breezy, beautiful new place to play

The $92 million waterfront destination offers visitors opportunities to eat, learn, fish and even catch some shade. Read our review here.

Sweeping views, dancing light bring new St. Pete Pier alive at night

A media tour ahead of Monday’s opening shows off the attraction’s night moves. Preview an evening at the pier.

The new Pier District owes its style to New York and Tampa Bay architectural teams

Architects of St. Petersburg’s new Pier aimed to make it an attractive destination for residents and visitors. Read the story here.

Four distinct works of art revealed at the new St. Pete Pier

The public art pieces include Janet Echelman’s high-profile installation ‘Bending Arc.’ Here’s what to know about the art in the Pier district.

Plan your Pier visit

A view of the sun setting behind St. Petersburg from the new St. Pete Pier on Sunday night. [ PETER TALBOT | Times ]

What you need to know before a visit to the new St. Pete Pier

Visitors will be able to park, play, shop and eat at the new Pier District in downtown St. Petersburg. Here’s everything needed to plan your trip.

Here’s what you’ll be eating and drinking at the new St. Pete Pier

From a Florida-themed good-times restaurant to grab-and-go cafes with picnic amenities and drinks to-go, a fine-dining anchor and a tiki-themed rooftop lounge, here’s what to know about the pier’s new food and dining options.

Peer into Pier history

Photos show piers in St. Petersburg over the years. Clockwise from top left: A Florida State Archives image of the Railroad Pier, Times staff photo of the new St. Pete Pier, Times file photo of architects in front of the inverted pyramid pier, and a postcard showing the Million Dollar Pier from the Florida State Archives. [ Times (2020) ]

As the new St. Pete Pier opens, a look back at piers of the past

The St. Petersburg Pier tradition goes back over 130 years. Take a tour through time here.

St. Petersburg piers evoke memories of family times, a past era and change

The 1926 Million Dollar Pier, a Mediterranean-revival structure, was followed by the audacious inverted-pyramid Pier decades later. Here’s what locals remember from past piers.