Editorial: Time for offense on St. Pete pier project
Tampa Bay Times - May 17, 2013
"Supporters of the New St. Petersburg Pier need to be just as aggressive in spreading accurate information on the project's design as some opponents have been at spreading misinformation or conjecture."
Additional 'Lens' Funding Approved by St. Pete Council
St. Pete Patch - May 16, 2013
"The St. Petersburg City Council voted 5-3 Thursday to approve the next phase of funding for the "Lens" pier design for $869,000."
St. Petersburg leaders vote to move forward with Lens, but scale back payment
Tampa Bay Times - May 16, 2013
"City Council members handed supporters of the proposed $50 million Lens a victory Thursday when the approved funding to allow the project to continue moving forward."
City Seeks Estuary Grant for New Pier
Downtown St. Pete / iLovetheBurg.com - May 1, 2013
"The underwater feature would look to restore approximately three to five acres of seagrass habitat and bay bottom while also providing a learning experience for visitors."
Column: New pier product of careful study, public input
Tampa Bay Times - April 30, 2013
"We speak for many task force members when we say let's move forward with this signature public space and create a bold statement that will serve as our front door and downtown centerpiece for future generations."
Architect Michael Maltzan incorporates St. Pete trademark into iconic new Pier design
SaintPetersBlog - April 30, 2013
The design team was inspired to incorporate the iconic "hex" design into the structure's 22,900 square-foot shaded promontory area. According to city records, there are over 100 miles of hex block sidewalk throughout the city of St. Petersburg."
Editorial: Time for Pier foes to tip their hand
Tampa Bay Times - April 26, 2013
"The opposition group's organizers refuse to acknowledge that the new Pier design hews to the findings of a pier citizen task force recommendation. They reject opinions of all engineering experts but their own. And they have repeatedly spread misinformation about the project."
Editorial: Presenting facts, building support for new pier
Tampa Bay Times - April 4, 2013
"The decision to build the new pier and embrace its onnovative design remains the right one for St. Petersburg."
St. Pete's Artists to Rally Around Iconic New Pier
St. Pete Patch - April 2, 2013
"The New Pier in the City is a one-night-only event celebrating art, fashion, photography and the iconic architectural design of the new Pier called 'The Lens.'"
Animated Rendering of "The Lens"
The new St. Pete Pier will be an extraordinary new landmark that is representative of both the people and the city of St. Petersburg. Designed by the world renowned architect Michael Maltzan and his team of carefully selected experts, the "The Lens," or new St. Pete Pier, will be an accessible, functional icon that is as much a public park as a breathtaking sculpture on the water, both during the day and night.