41-story tower to be tallest in St. Pete
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The tallest building in downtown, One Progress Plaza at 200 Central Ave., is 389 feet tall, but a new building will rival that height.

St. Petersburg, Florida – The tallest building in downtown, One Progress Plaza at 200 Central Ave., is 389 feet tall, but a new building will rival that height.

"I think this is very big deal," said Brian Van Slyke, a development executive with the Kolter Group, the company in charge of building the new tower. "One St. Petersburg is located at the center of downtown St. Pete."

The 450-foot tall, 41-story building will be a block from Beach Drive NE and bounded by Central Avenue and 1st Avenue N., and 1st and 2nd streets, which is currently a dirt lot used for parking.

"You're going to see a beautiful modern architecture on a residential building," Van Slyke told 10 News on Friday afternoon.

Work crews are in the early stages of clearing the land, planting tree and decorating a single building on the lot that will be used at a sale gallery.

One St. Petersburg will include 253 luxury condos with units ranging from 1,400 square feet to up to 2,500 square feet and prices starting at $600,000.

"Seventy-five percent of our units will have clear direct views to the east."

In addition to the residents, there will be a 174-room hotel, restaurant and meeting spaces in addition to an elevated pool deck among the amenities that are planned.

"It's going to add a lot of vibrancy. It's going to fill in this hole in the core that we have now in downtown St. Pete. It will connect what's going on on Center to Beach."

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