Best Of 2005

BEST EYESORE: The remnants of Florida International Museum


Wandering around downtown St. Pete, one could be forgiven for thinking the war had come home. The Florida International Museum has gone from hosting an exhibit on the Titanic to resembling the broken and rusty hull lying at the bottom of the Atlantic. Crews have been demolishing the building to make way for Progress Energy’s new headquarters, a hotel and — you guessed it — a condo. Fear not lovers of culture; the museum will re-open at its new location downtown with The Beatles! Backstage and Behind the Scenes, beginning Oct. 6. The Florida International Museum’s new location: 244 Second Ave. N., St. Petersburg, 727-341-7900.