ST. PETE PIER
ST. PETERSBURG, FL
The city of St. Petersburg in Florida has decided to replace their old pier with a brand new one which will improve safety, appearance, and include amenities to bring in extra revenue for the city. This $80 million project has been designed as a family-friendly destination with activities and points of interest along the whole length of the pier. Florida locals and tourists alike will be able to enjoy a 3,065 foot long pier with a fishing deck, education classrooms, restaurants, a pavilion & picnic area, boat docks, tram stops, an event center, swimming beach, a splash pad, numerous art sculptures, and children’s playgrounds. The pier has something for everyone with activities for kids, fine dining foodies, nature enthusiasts, shopaholics, or people who just need a day to relax.
MG McGrath has worked closely with the architectural and construction teams to bring the vision of the pier to life. Our team will be fabricating and installing a variety of metal on the pier, mainly on the pier head, pavilion, and education center areas. The pier head features a huge steel canopy with a Centria Eco Screen roof and perforated aluminum soffit panels. This building also features an aluminum triangle tube framed soffit that forms a large undulated surface extending to the floor above it. This same transition is also found at the staircase where the panels transition from the wall to the soffit uninterrupted. The education center building is uniquely shaped and features a steel eyebrow sunshade around the entire perimeter. The eyebrow is made up of steel triangular framing that is being filled in by Centria Eco Screen perforated corrugated roofing and perforated aluminum soffit panels. The work done at the pavilion building features the same framing and eyebrow configuration, but at nearly twice the square footage as the education center. The pavilion also features aluminum light trays and decorative cable netting in the window opening above the wall.