The biggest driver behind a billionaire New York developer’s plans for 50-story tower in downtown St. Pete? Pride

The billionaire developer behind plans for a 50-story mixed-use tower in downtown St. Petersburg knows that everything about his vision for the 400 block of Central Avenue is aggressive. The number of condos. The scale. And his timeline, which would ideally have cranes in the air by fall — a mere eight months away, though a sales campaign for the condos hasn't even kicked off. For John Catsimatidis, whose Red Apple Group is behind the imposing building, none of that matters. "Don’t forget:…Original Article