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Pier designs on display at museum
Pier designs on display at museum

St. Petersburg, Fla. -- Starting Tuesday, you can check out the three pier concepts on display at the Museum of Fine Arts. It's part of a special exhibit hosted by the St. Petersburg Museum of History from Dec. 6 - 30.

The museum is located at the base of the current pier approach at 335 Second Ave. N.E. The exhibit, "Look, Think, Share," will be free and open to the public for comment.

Hours of the exhibit will be:

  • Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Thursday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Friday : 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Closed: Mondays, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

On Dec. 16, the teams will present their concepts to the jury at the Coliseum, 535 4th Avenue North, where the public is welcome to attend and observe. The jury will evaluate each design concept and make the final ranking on January 20, 2012.

The finalists include: Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), lead designer Bjarke Ingels of New York; Michael Maltzan Architecture, Inc., lead designer Michael Maltzan of Los Angeles; and West 8 Urban Design and Landscape Architecture, lead designer Adriaan Geuze of New York.

The jury evaluating the proposals is comprised of: Stanley Saitowitz, a South African architect and an architecture professor from University of California, Berkeley; James Moore, PhD, a Tampa-based urban designer and former architecture and design professor at USF; Susan Fainstein, PhD, a Harvard University urban design professor; City Council Member Leslie Curran; and Pinellas County Commissioner Ken Welch.

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