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St. Petersburg Pier
The Pier’s Future

The St. Petersburg City Council has voted to tear down the city’s inverted pyramid pier, opting for a new structure and a shorter approach. Some say it would mean the loss of a building that is identified with the city. We’ll hear why some city officials think it’s time to start over, and find out more about the pier’s impact on St. Petersburg.

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Bill FosterBill FosterSt. Petersburg Mayor
Wengay NewtonWengay NewtonSt. Petersburg City Council Member
Gary MorminoDr. Gary MorminoProfessor of History at USF St. Petersburg and Co-director of the Florida Studies Program

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Click here to watch the St. Petersburg City Council meeting where the plan to demolish the Pier was approved (Aug. 26, 2010).

Click here to watch the St. Petersburg City Council’s workshop on the Pier (Aug. 18, 2010).

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