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Date

Spring 3-1978

Description

Know as the “Inverted Pyramid Pier” by local St. Petersburg residents, this famous pier was constructed in 1973 as a landmark of the city’s downtown waterfront area. This pier replaced the 1926 Million Dollar Pier which was torn down to make way for a stronger and more modern building. The pier has been a destination for shopping and dinning since the early 1970’s.

Since August of 2010 the city of St. Petersburg have been debating whether or not to demolish the pier and build a new one from scratch. As of April 2012, this plan is being met with opposition by people on the city council as well as local residents.

Notes

http://www.stpete-pier.com/history.asp

(Accessed on 14 May 2012)

http://www.tampabay.com/news/localgovernment/article1115988.ece

(Accessed on 14 May 2012)

http://www.tampabay.com/news/localgovernment/safety-harbor-resident-leading-drive-to-save-st-petersburgs-inverted/1222556

(Accessed on 14 May 2012)

Creator 1 Role

Photographer

Creator 2 Role

Architect

Subject Headings

"Historic Sites -- St. Petersburg (F.L.); Sea side Architecture;"

Country Name

United States of America

Region Name

Florida

City Name

Saint Petersburg

Street Address

800 2nd Avenue

Keywords

Inverted Pyramid Pier, St. Petersburg Piers, historic piers, shops, downtown landmark, architecture American

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