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Time-lapse shows demolition of The Pier in St. Pete

The demolition of The Pier in St. Petersburg took nearly three months but viewers can watch it come down in just over a minute with the magic of time-lapse photography.

A video, released by the city and posted on YouTube, captures the demolition of the iconic inverted pyramid between Aug. 19 and Nov. 13.

Next to come down is the pier deck, which supported the structure.

The $3.2 million demolition, being done by Sonny Glasbrenner Inc. of Clearwater, is on schedule to be completed by February.

Once it’s cleared away, work can begin on the $46 million Pier Park development by ASD architects of Tampa and Rogers Partners. That structure is expected to be finished in spring 2018 and includes a series of parks, an event lawn, water features, floating docks, shops, bike and walking trails and offers other recreational activities such as fishing and boating.

A new multi-platform structure is planned at the pier head, with shaded and open observation decks, event space and boardwalks along the water.

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