St. Petersburg Times
Special report
Video report
  • For their own good
    Fifty years ago, they were screwed-up kids sent to the Florida School for Boys to be straightened out. But now they are screwed-up men, scarred by the whippings they endured. Read the story and see a video and portrait gallery.
  • More video reports
Multimedia report
Print Email this storyEmail story Comment Email editor
Fill out this form to email this article to a friend
Your name Your email
Friend's name Friend's email
Your message

Architect: New museum a tough task

Published February 1, 2007


TAMPA - The challenge is considerable. Stanley Saitowitz, the man - okay, the latest man - charged with designing the 21st century version of the Tampa Museum of Art, acknowledged as much.

"It's actually a really difficult site in many ways," Saitowitz said Wednesday in a question-and-answer session at the current museum.

He was responding to a question about the "rather miserable challenge" of building the museum on a Curtis Hixon Park site that borders the William F. Poe Garage and a stretch of railroad tracks.

Saitowitz, a San Francisco-area architect, was selected about two months ago to design the approximately $41-million project.

Museum officials said they hope to have schematics in about two months, start construction by fall, and open sometime from late 2008 to early 2009.

That's an ambitious but makeable game plan, Saitowitz said.

[Last modified February 1, 2007, 01:05:56]

Share your thoughts on this story

[an error occurred while processing this directive]
Subscribe to the Times
Click here for daily delivery
of the St. Petersburg Times.

Email Newsletters