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Some St. Pete residents prefer the current design to any of the three new proposals for the Pier listen

12/09/11 Andrea Lypka
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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St. Petersburg city officials have selected the three finalists for a design that could replace the structurally deficient Pier. The public is torn between the three proposals, but many prefer the existing design.

Architectural renderings, videos and three-dimensional models of the three concepts are on display to the public at the St. Petersburg Museum of History. They’re being called [the Lens, the Eye, and the Wave](http://ww...

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St. Pete City Council approves three finalists to redesign the pier listen

09/08/11 Josh Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Today the St. Pete City Council approved a list of three finalists who will compete to redesign the St. Pete Pier. The city even hopes to outshine big cities like Chicago with the new waterfront.

In a 6-1 vote, the council voted with overwhelming support to approve three designers to conceive the new $55 million city project. Last month a five member jury shortlisted three finalists t...

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New St. Pete Pier design finalists shortlisted to three listen

08/24/11 Josh Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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The St. Petersburg Pier is now one step closer to getting a total makeover. Last Friday a jury narrowed down the list of new design competitors to a final three.

The City of St. Petersburg is world renowned for its water front parks, commitment to the arts, and its iconic pier, which for more than 30 years has been a city landmark and destination, but is now set to be replaced. A five member jury of architects, politicia...

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Political action committee formed to save the St. Pete Pier listen

11/11/10 Jamie Kidder
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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The St. Petersburg City Council voted last August to demolish the Pier, the waterfront landmark that has defined the St. Pete skyline since 1973. A new group wants to put the fate of the pier in the hands of voters during next year's municipal elections. WMNF was there for the organization's first meeting as an official political action committee.

Tom Lambdon formed the Vote on the Pier political action committee to try to force a referendum on ...


The Iconic St Petersburg Pier might be torn down listen

02/03/10 Tom Baur
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Last night The Pier Advisory Task Force met to hear citizens ideas about the future of the historic St. Petersburg Pier.

The Grand Dame of all municipal icons, the St. Petersburg Pier is crumbling and falling apart. Her spindly concrete pilings are rotten. And The upside-down pyramid leaks. The Miami architectural team hired to find solutions offered six plans from $38 to $90 million to repai...


PETA activist sheds clothes in protest listen

06/10/08 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Today on the St. Petersburg Pier, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) held an eye-catching demonstration against the use of exotic animal skins. A nearly naked woman painted to look like a spotted yellow and black snake lay on the sidewalk. Her fully-clothed counterpart, Cassandra Curbelo, works with PETA’s International Grassroots Campaigns Department.

Fred Snook owns The Hideout, a shop in the Pier that sells products made from animal skins that was a target of the PETA...

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