Demo has begun on the old G.WIZ building
Demolition has begun on the old G.WIZ science museum building. The building is being reduced to a pile of rubble, and it's the first step of the $300 million redevelopment project called The Bay, which will span 53 acres and take from 10 to 15 years to complete. Phase one of The Bay will include a recreational pier over the south end and a pedestrian bridge over Tamiami Trail. That is expected to cost $10 to $20 million dollars, and could take up to four years to complete.
By the end of June, the G.WIZ property will be completely cleared and restored, with new sold in place. The city contracted a St. Petersburg based company to tear down the building at an estimated cost of $125,000.