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Old 09-07-2012, 03:40 PM
 
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St. Petersburg applies for permit to demolish Pier - Tampa Bay Times
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Old 09-07-2012, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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It's crumbling, they have to do something.

Consider this: The city of st. pete is in horrible financial state, this year they came up with a new tax, specifically for fire service. So on top of your property tax, you have to pay for ****ing fire service...

The pier is crumbling and will fall into the bay "gandy bridge" style, so they have to do something. The pier itself (not the inverted pyramid, but the superstructure) dates back to the 1910's, it has outlived it's usefulness and is not cost effective to fix.
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Old 09-07-2012, 04:25 PM
 
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WOW x2 I didn't know it was that old!!! Didn't they renovate the pyramid part somewhat recently?
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Old 09-07-2012, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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WOW x2 I didn't know it was that old!!! Didn't they renovate the pyramid part somewhat recently?
St. Petersburg Pier - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

They might have spruced it up, but renovation may be a stretch...
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Old 09-07-2012, 11:34 PM
 
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I just oved here in April and fell in love with The Pier....and then we found out they're gonna tear it down...I hope the replacement has just as beautiful scenery where we can go sit, listen to music, and watch the gorgeous sunset...oh, and the pelicans...love them!!
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Old 09-08-2012, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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I just oved here in April and fell in love with The Pier....and then we found out they're gonna tear it down...I hope the replacement has just as beautiful scenery where we can go sit, listen to music, and watch the gorgeous sunset...oh, and the pelicans...love them!!
Watch a sunset... from the pier?

You're on the wrong side of the Pinellas county peninsula for that unless you like a view of downtown
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Old 09-09-2012, 07:38 AM
 
Location: Any Beach/FL
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I do not like the eye... looks like a landing for aliens or something. If it is only place to walk- tourism will die quickly..
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Old 09-10-2012, 11:36 AM
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Watch a sunset... from the pier? You're on the wrong side of the Pinellas county peninsula for that unless you like a view of downtown
Not sure if you've been, but the bar at the end of the pier is a nice place for sunset. Normally a good breeze, nice view, and live music. The food is bad, but grabbing a sunset cocktail is a (and the only) good reason to go to the pier.

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I do not like the eye... looks like a landing for aliens or something. If it is only place to walk- tourism will die quickly..
They picked the Lens, not the Eye. It's ugly, too, but not any uglier than the current pier. There doesn't appear to be a bar on the end of the new pier, so obviously inferior in that respect. I don't think tourism can get any worse, though.
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Old 09-12-2012, 04:00 PM
 
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Default This why nothing ever gets done!

Another group forms to block current plan for new St. Petersburg Pier - Tampa Bay Times

This would look so AWESOME! Why are these OLD PEOPLE keep BLOCKING development?????????? WHY?

This looks FANTASTIC:
New Pier Plan - The Lens

"Its out of character?" what character? 10% older homes, and then 75% crack town? R U Kidding me? This would be by Beach drive where there are a Bunch of other condo buildings! it would fit right in!!!
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Old 09-12-2012, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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It's a colossal waste of money. The city of st. pete is BROKE. They are so broke to the point that they recently enacted a new tax for FIRE SERVICE. That's right... pay up or your house burns down

They cant afford a new pier, especially of the 3 finalists, they were ALL over budget.

The city was too ****ing stupid to put budget constraints into their request for proposals for the new pier
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