St. Petersburg Pier: The Lens
The aging St. Petersburg Pier officially closed to the public on May 31st. The city of St. Petersburg plans to demolish it and replace it with a new pier, a design called the Lens. But not so fast, opponents of the Lens design gathered more than 20,000 signatures to force a referendum on whether or not to move ahead with those new plans. The vote is scheduled for Tuesday August 27th. We'll take a look at why this has been such a big and contentious deal along with some background history on the relationship between St. Peterburg's waterfront and its iconic pier.
For photos of the pier through the years, click here.