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Pier demolition becomes more obvious as giant excavator chews through concrete

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The St. Pete Pier has its first obvious blemish on the exterior of the inverted pyramid. A giant, orange excavator set up at the Pier head began chewing through concrete on the top floor of the building next to the elevator shaft at about 12:30 Monday afternoon. The excavator — so big it had to be assembled on-site — reached into the air from a controller on the ground, biting at bits of construction through metal jaws that can crush…

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