The Pier in downtown St Petersburg, Florida is truly a landmark. More than 100 years have passed since it was constructed. During that time, it was always referred to as the “Million Dollar Pier”. I guess a million dollars went a lot further then than it does now.
First of all, it’s like Seattle’s Space Needle and the Arch of St Louis. It’s our iconic visual. It’s an instantly-recognizeable landmark. It’s our calling card.
This is a photography blog, not a political one, so I’m not going to delve further into the reasons why it should remain intact. Anyone who’s been there can identify with the welcoming ambiance and breathtaking views from all points.
I’m not good at estimating crowds, but there had to be 10,000 people in downtown to see their fireworks display.