The St. Pete Design Group’s concept provides the perfect marriage of historic icon and modernized, functional pier; a pure, crystalline pyramid is surrounded by fun, contemporary elements and activities within multi-leveled layers of shade.
Varied attractions that will keep residents and tourists coming back include a larger Spa Beach, multiple dining options, a children’s zone. Come fish, play, relax and remember. Discover the New St. Pete Pier.
The Pier will feature a new bridge approach that offers its own special experiences of observation, movement, places to rest, facilities for fishing, and shaded amenities to enhance the pedestrian experience.
It will have sidewalks for pedestrians, designated lanes for bicycles, and two lanes for trolley, public trams, emergency vehicles, service vehicles and limited automobile access.
It will have areas of shade, rest, observation and public art to make the experience varied and enjoyable. Vehicular traffic will be 15 mph speed controlled and safe, pedestrian crossings will be offered.
There will be no parking along the Bridge Approach or at the Pyramid. A lower level for recreational fishing will be placed on the north side of the approach near water level.
It will have accessible ramp access to a bait and tackle shop. It will be connected to the upper level for convenience, access to restrooms, drinking fountains and transportation. Description of St. Pete Design Group .
Location: City of St. Petersburg , USA
Architect: St. Pete Design Group
Project Team: Yann Weymouth, Bill Harvard, Jason Jensen, Lisa Wannemacher, Ward Friszolowski, Phil Trezza
Landscape Architecture: Phil Graham
Water Feature Designer: Dew
Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Fire Protection, Av/It: Tlc
Structural – Pyramid Engineering: Walter P. Moore
Life Safety Engineering: Buro Happold
Structural – Marine Engineering: Mclaren
Environmental Assessment: Janicki Environmental
Civil Engineering, Surveying And Mapping, Hydrographic Surveying And Mapping: George F. Young
Cost Estimating [Added After Phase I Submission]: Batson Cook
Status: St. Petersburg Pier competition shortlist
Images: Courtesy of NewStPetePier