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Sunset Pier condition?

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Sunset Pier condition?

Would anyone be able to give an update on the pier? Am visting Key West for a wedding in june and hope the pier is finsihed soon to enjoy.

Any update is appreciated.

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1. Re: Sunset Pier condition?

Last I heard they were having to rebuild it with a view to re-opening in May 2018

Webster, New York
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2. Re: Sunset Pier condition?

We were there last week. Our waitress told us that they were going to tear it down after the speedboat races and then rebuild a concrete pier. Opening around summer 2018.

Pjk
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3. Re: Sunset Pier condition?

Say it ain't so. A concrete pier? That would change the feeling of the location.

Pjk

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4. Re: Sunset Pier condition?

I have to agree with pjk. Although a concrete pier will be far more sustainable, it would certainly change the feel for me. Either way, I'm so glad they are rebuilding!

Webster, New York
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5. Re: Sunset Pier condition?

She did make a point to tell us that the railings would still be wood. I think they are just tired of rebuilding it.

Divide, Colorado
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6. Re: Sunset Pier condition?

a concrete pier ? ugh .. that just ruined it for me . was looking forward to sitting there again come may 6 - 16and until now I was so confident that it just needed a few repairs . a concrete pier is a big old "count me out" :(

well and it sounds like it may not be finished anyhow .. *sadface*

I guess some people might find it comforting that the "credit card traps" between the wooden planks will be gone ...

Edited: 10 November 2017, 00:34
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7. Re: Sunset Pier condition?

Boy, I wish I could post a photo on this forum. I took pics of that very spot in '05 after that blow and it wasn't pretty.

Divide, Colorado
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8. Re: Sunset Pier condition?

you can link us to a gyazo (screenshot) . would love to see it

Pjk
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9. Re: Sunset Pier condition?

https://photos.smugmug.com/Travel/Key-West/i…

The pier there now is one span shorter.

Pjk

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10. Re: Sunset Pier condition?

Estimated reopening is June 2018. I spoke with someone at Ocean Key just yesterday.

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