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Indications that club seating (the wider spaced areas above each dugout) will be a major presence in the lower deck
Steps, skyway, and plaza intersect.
Scoreboard in profile against the skyline
They could not help the Twins on this night.
Work has begun on the plaza, and the activity has started to impact I-394 traffic.
Skyline to the left of me, jokers to the right, here I am, stuck in the outfield with you... (click to enlarge)
I know you've seen these, but is there a better finishing touch anywhere else in baseball? I know not one.
In March, we were still only imagining baseball through those windows.
There are no caddies in baseball.
Playing surface dirt out there? Maybe. (click to enlarge)
Franchise history before Minnesota. (Click to enlarge.)
Home Plate Box, Section 111, Row 8 or 9-ish (Click to enlarge greatly.)
Then you turn around to this!
Ballark Authority members listen to the LEED introduction
(Click to enlarge)
A view from up (and in) the street.
Path of quick escape.
The Northstar circulation building is starting to take shape.
Here's the field of posts which will support the third base side of the grandstand. Some walls have started to appear about where the Northstar riders will enter the park.
Here's a correction: The LRT platform will actually be able to load outbound trains from both sides.
This was billed as a diagram of a super-suite. I'm not quite sure just where this (or these) will be located.
Trains now rumble regularly beneath the promenade.
Rich Pogin (left) and Bruce Lambrecht (Source: Skyway News)
One more exterior view shows that, while the original look was attractive in a way, it seems to be a variation on the look of the Washington ballpark (albeit with a much more coherent collection of elements). What's remarkable is that the design team has refined the concept amazingly well, improving it immeasurably. What we're actually getting is clearly descended from this, but it's in a whole different league:
Ullger warms up.
The Ron Coomer corner features a bar.
At one point, we thought these windows might represent one of the so-called knotholes. But nope. Nothing to see here. (Nearest I can tell, there will be no view of the playing field whatsoever from the Seventh Street sidewalk.)
Nine spots for hops bats.
TCF Bank Stadium (click to enlarge)
1885 Sanborn Map Image (Source: Sanborn Map Collection, Minneapolis Public Library, Copyright © 2001 by The Sanborn Map Company, Sanborn Library, LLC)
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