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The shuttered St. Pete Pier could be demolished later this month

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The inverted pyramid could come toppling down as soon as July 20 if City Council approves a series of ordinances associated with building a new Pier. In addition to approving the contract with ASD/Rogers Partners to complete designs for Pier Park, City Council members will also vote on a contract with Sonny Gasbrenner, Inc. to demolish the Pier. The $3.1 million task of bringing the Pier and its approach down can begin as soon as 10 days following Council approval. Day…

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Pier Park vs. Inverted Pyramid = War and dock voyages to Mexico

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The Pier debate seemed to go quiet after City Council voted to approve Pier Park as the top choice for a new Pier in May. Opponents of Pier Park (or anything not of the inverted pyramid variety) kept rolling with a petition effort to kill the whole shebang, but they kept under the radar. Tom Lambdon, the guy behind Vote on the Pier attempting to derail Pier Park and successful in knocking off the 2013 Lens project, explained why to…

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Pier Park negotiations to go before City Council this week

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It’s been 60 days since St. Pete City Council approved Pier Park as the top-ranked design to replace the aging inverted pyramid. The decision paved the way for negotiations with the design team. According to Mayor Rick Kriseman’s communications director, Ben Kirby, a contract will go before City Council at its meeting this Thursday. The council’s decision paved the way for architects with ASD/Rogers Partners and Urban Designers/KSLA to have a seat at the negotiating table. The city said the negotiation…

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Love it or hate it, the Pier has been quite the muse

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Saintpetersblog reported earlier this month on two oddly familiar pieces of artwork. One, drawn more than 30 years ago, showed the Pier first with a tornado touching down on its rooftop and then, in another, with an alien space craft above it. More recently, pro-Destination St. Pete Pier groups and supporters have been posting a graphic depicting the Pier as some sort of robotic creature with long legs shooting lasers at visitors. As this reporter pointed out in previous reports, that…

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Did you know the Pier was the source of a viral UFO conspiracy?

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The St. Pete Pier is the main theme of an international Internet sensation called “Box of Crazy.” And to non-UFO chasers and conspiracy theorists, it is, indeed, pretty darn crazy. A man allegedly found a worn and tired box sitting next to a dumpster in Ashville, N.C., in 2008. Inside were a series of interesting drawings of maps, mythical beings and, yes, the inverted pyramid. The contents of the box were later uploaded to the popular news-sharing site Reddit, where…

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Mike Connors’ emails lack anti-Destination St. Pete Pier banter

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From erectile dysfunction to belly fat cures, St. Pete Public Works Administrator Mike Connors gets a lot of junk mail. What he hasn’t gotten are very many emails from people concerned about the Pier. In a trove of emails from March 9 until the present, there are only a handful of emails from members of the public concerned about what happens with the city’s most iconic waterfront structure. Even more telling, the head of the Pier selection committee only replied…

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Looks like the Times really doesn’t like Destination St. Pete Pier

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The Tampa Bay Times is not siding with St. Pete residents on its choice for a new pier. During recent online voting that concluded earlier this week, Destination St. Pete Pier, the design most resembling the current inverted pyramid, emerged as a clear leader among residents. Of nearly 10,000 residents who participated, more than 6,000 of them selected that design as a favorite. The Times chose three designs that would “hold the most potential” and Destination St. Pete Pier is…

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