Here's your chance to say goodbye to the St. Petersburg Pier - officially.
The City of St. Petersburg is celebrating the iconic 42-year-old inverted pyramid as its demolition gets ramped up.
The public is invited to attend the "Celebrating the St. Petersburg Pier: Honoring the Past, while Pursuing the Future" event Friday at 5 p.m.
There will be a brief presentation by Mayor Rick Kriseman at 6 p.m. and city council members and the Pier Selection committee will be recognized with a commemorative, etched glass block from the Pier.
Brick pavers from the Pier, stamped with the image of the inverted pyramid, will be provided to attendees.
Also, 250 pavers will be given to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. Additionally, postcards with a print of an original watercolor of the Pier by Milton Howarth will be given to citizens who attend the event.
The St. Petersburg Museum of History and Great Explorations, Children's Museum will be on hand to provide an opportunity for people of all ages to write a farewell message, or videotape thoughts about a special Pier memory. Children may create a picture or write a goodbye message on a large banner.
The new Pier Park is scheduled to be completed in 2018.