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At lower left are the seats I'm not going to use any time soon.
Standing, standing, standing.
The dessert carts came out earlier, and looked even better than last year.
This is the LRT path looking from the ballpark site (behind me) toward downtown. The line currently ends about two blocks up this street. This bridge over I-394 is also being partially rebuilt as part of the ballpark project.
That's Fifth Street (and a tattooed arm) in the foreground.
Mound from the other side
A few details worth noticing (Kauffmann Stadium, New Comiskey, Comerica Park, Source: LP)
The splendid view from the roof of the Minikahda building. (Click to enlarge greatly.)
Spring of 1982 (click to enlarge greatly -- can you pick out Kent Hrbek?)
Gate 29 Carew (note the walkway above open to the street where you can shout down at your lost friends to tell them where to meet you)
Here's the view as you step to the front of the outer moat beyond first base.
Ballpark elevation viewed from Seventh Street. (Click to enlarge.)
Another deck to come...
Steel meets concrete, with the last rays of sun visible through the suite and concourse openings at left.
This will be a great neighborhood. Note that the covering is being built for the emergency access. Also, note the streamers above, which appear to be monitoring air flow.
Tony Oliva, R. T. Rybak and Mike Opat
Here's another view up Sixth Street toward where the plaza will meet First Avenue (it will hug Target Center all the way).
At left, across the tracks by that pile of dirt is where the Northstar commuter train platform will be built, and where Twins fans will apparently NOT be able to get a train after night games. (For reference, that's the Fifth Street bridge, with the ballpark site just beyond it. The east corner of Ford Centre is just visible at the right edge of the picture.)
The same section seen from Target Center. Yep, looks like bridge supports.
Discovered on the upper concourse!
Concept drawing for the fan/player appreciation wall. (Click to enlarge.)
TCF Bank Stadium (click to enlarge)
Here is the most recent outfield configuration, captured from the animation video. We probably shouldn't make too much of the logos seen on the scoreboard: Best Buy, Dairy Queen, Target, Pepsi, Dodge and Qwest...
The heretofore unseen north facade (click to enlarge). Does it look like a ballpark? And what's with the bamboo?
Click to enlarge. (Photo by Jared Wieseler)
This is during halftime.
We took refuge for a time in the Twins Pub where you can drink a beer (or just hang out) and listen to some ballpark tunes. The organ is decorated with a TC (of course) and what looked like drawings which Sue has received from kids.
At the end of the balcony you can see down the promenade.
This is the Metropolitan Club as viewed from the future Ballpark Authority office space.
These guys were there, but it wasn't any of you, right?
This maze of scaffolding is something you'll probably never see again.
The Hennepin Grille appears to feature chicken, brats, and fries.
Brick work just inside the opening matches the color of the limestone - per Jerry Bell's requirements.
Louver samples on display.
Gate 34 Puckett
Selected Bibliography - Analysis
First Edition (1992)
Second Edition (2006)
Selected Bibliography - Surveys
Second Edition (1987)
Not a "Third Edition" exactly,
but it replaced the above title
(2000, large coffee table)
Original edition (2000, round)
Revised edition (2006, round)
(2001, medium coffee table)
(2002, small coffee table)
(2003, medium coffee table)
(2004, very large coffee table)
(2006, very large coffee table)
Combines the previous two titles
(2007, medium coffee table)
Selected Bibliography - Nostalgia
Book and six ballpark miniatures