The 87-acre site is a “generational project” that will set the tone and timbre of all development for a generation.
The principle that everyone, including a former president, answers to the same laws — that we are all common men and women — appears vindicated for now.
Here’s what readers are saying in Tuesday’s letters to the editor.


  1. Peter Kageyama writes that "when we love something, we are protective of it and we expect only the best for it. That is the ultimate challenge for the Trop site — to do something beyond technical excellence, beyond aesthetic beauty, beyond greatness, to do something worthy of that which we love."
  2. This federal appeals court ruling has halted an independent review of documents seized from former President Donald Trump's Florida estate.
  3. St. Petersburg Mayor Ken Welch gives a speech during Enchant Christmas at Tropicana Field on Nov. 25 in St. Petersburg.
  4. Former police Chief Mary O'Connor did not alert Tampa Mayor Jane Castor of the golf cart incident for 18 days, after Creative Loafing had requested the footage.
  5. The Florida Supreme Court building.
  6. "Auburn, Colored China Rags," by Juana Valdés, hangs on the wall at Espacio 23 Cuban art show called "You Know Who You Are" last month in Miami. The rags are made from bone china porcelain, a material typically associated with the wealthy. However, this work hints on how people of all different skin tones and all types of individuals are involved with the material — whether they're eating from it or serving it, said one of the curators.
  7. Flowers are placed by a tree outside a Chesapeake, Virginia, Walmart on Nov. 23, 2022, where a mass shooting took place the night before.
  8. A line of golf carts is parked next to the busy Sumter Landing Town Square in The Villages.
  9. Neo-Nazis, alt-Right and white supremacists march the night before the "Unite the Right" rally, on Aug. 11, 2017, through the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va.
  10. Protesters hold up blank papers and chant slogans as they march in protest in Beijing on Nov. 27. In a society where everything is closely monitored and censored, the white paper is a silent protest against users not being allowed to speak.
  11. Money is power, and money is protection.
  12. U.S players celebrate after the World Cup group B soccer match between Iran and the United States at the Al Thumama Stadium in Doha, Qatar on Wednesday.
  13. A screenshot from video recorded by a Pinellas deputy's body camera on Nov. 12 shows Tampa police Chief Mary O'Connor and her husband, Keith, during a traffic stop.  O'Connor identified herself as chief, pulled out her badge and asked the deputy to "just let us go" when told they'd been pulled over for not having a tag on the golf cart while he was driving on a public road.
  14. Tampa Bay Times reporter Lauren Peace tests out a theory that a two-minute headstand could lead team USA to a World Cup victory at Puryear Park on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022, in St. Petersburg.
  15. Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at an annual leadership meeting of the Republican Jewish Coalition on Nov. 19 in Las Vegas.
  16. President Joe Biden, who turned 80 last month, meets with French President Emmanuel Macron, who will turn 45 this month, in the Oval Office of the White House on Thursday during a state visit.
  17. The statues of the Vietnam war memorial at Orlando Veterans' Memorial Park are silhouetted with the American flag on the eve of Veterans Day.
  18. A nurse checks on IV pumps while treating a COVID-19 patient this week.
  19. Suspended Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren speaks to reporters before a federal court hearing on Tuesday in Tallahassee.
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