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St. Pete’s Squaremouth company is hosting a live feed of Pier demolition and construction

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A St. Petersburg-based travel insurance company has installed a camera to document demolition of the Pier. Squaremouth is hosting a 24/7 live feed of the Pier where residents or anyone interested in seeing the Pier’s real-time state can view the structure.

Demolition of the actual structure is expected to start Monday. To this point, the Pier demolition has mostly just included the interior of the inverted pyramid while the structure remains relatively in tact.

“Changes are happening in St. Petersburg, and there’s perhaps no better representation of this than the transition happening on the waterfront,” said Squaremouth CEO Chris Harvey. “The pier has been such an important matter to the community for so long, we wanted to share our view of its development with them.”

Squaremouth plans to produce time-lapse videos of the demolition each month. They also plan to continue the live stream during the construction phase of Pier Park and will release time-lapse video of that as well.

The stream can also be embedded onto websites.

This live feed is provided by Squaremouth, a local company with headquarters overlooking the historic St. Petersburg Pier. A high-definition camera provides a live video feed of the Pier, from demolition of the current structure to construction of the new Pier Park. More information can be found here:

Live Feed of St Petersburg Pier provided by Squaremouth

Janelle Irwin has been a professional journalist covering local news and politics in the Tampa Bay area since 2003. She also hosts a weekly political talk show on WMNF Community radio. Janelle formerly served as the sole staff reporter for WMNF News and previously covered news for and various local neighborhood newsletters. Her work has been featured in the New York Daily News, Free Speech Radio News and Florida Public Radio and she's been interviewed by radio stations across the nation for her coverage of the 2012 Republican National Convention. Janelle is a diehard news junkie who isn't afraid to take on big names in local politics including Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn, the dirty business of trash and recycling in St. Pete and the ongoing Pier debacle. Her work as a reporter and radio host has earned her two WMNF awards including News Volunteer of the Year and Public Affairs Volunteer of the Year. Janelle is also the devoted mother to three brilliant and beautiful daughters who are a constant source of inspiration and occasional blogging fodder. To contact, email

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