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Rick Baker op-ed: Build Destination St. Pete Pier

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Our city has been engaged in a lengthy discussion about the future of our St. Petersburg Pier. In the course of this discussion, the city and county committed $50 million to fund needed repairs to the Pier. The pilings on the approach and first-floor platform are deteriorated beyond repair and must be replaced. The inverted pyramid building itself, and caissons supporting it, have been confirmed to be structurally sound. During the first four years of this decade, the city engaged…

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