"The Lens" design which was chosen by the International Design Competition Jury and accepted by City Council later had its contract terminated by a citywide election during the summer of 2013.The downtown perimeter includes several parks, most of which are waterfront or lakefront.From May to August 1968, 211 of the city's sanitation workers struck for higher wages.The strike began approximately one month after Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination in Memphis, Tennessee while supporting that city's sanitation workers strike.
Tropicana Field would be demolished and replaced with prime residential and retail space.
In 1914 it established the world's first scheduled airplane service, which flew across Tampa Bay from St. With this transition, the development of the downtown waterfront had dredging of a deeper shipping channel from 1906 to 1908 which opened St. Further dredging improved the port facilities through the 1910s. In 1914 an airplane service across Tampa Bay from St. Tourists came from all over by automobile, yacht, and railroad.
In 1914, the Tampa Bay area was one of the first Floridian cities that fell in love with baseball tracing its roots from Tampa and St. Petersburg to Tampa and back was initiated, generally considered the first scheduled commercial airline flight. Petersburg-Tampa Airboat Line, and the pilot was Tony Jannus, flying a Benoist XIV flying boat. Travel time from across the bay was cut due to the Gandy Bridge's opening in 1924, helping St.
The Tampa Bay Devil Rays was then established in 1998 after the stadium's renovation and the new team played their first game on March 31, 1998, giving the Tampa Bay area their first professional baseball team.
The city population continued to multiply during the 20th century, booming in the 1940s and 1950s and through the 1970s as the town became a popular retirement destination for Americans from midwestern cities, reaching 238,647 in the 1980 census.