Explore the Site
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Crosswalk taking shape.
Balcony of the Town Ball Tavern.
Mussina's first pitch. (Playing 3rd: Not A-Rod)
Kirby Jr. set to take down the last number
Perhaps these very bold, Hitchcockian birds picking at left-over popcorn and peanuts were portents of what was to come.
Not sure what those supports are for -- probably stadia.
Thome steps in.
The circulation ramp on Fifth Street is shaping up very quickly.
These stairs will meet the skyway.
Main concourse, looking toward the admin building.
Trampled, repaired, and re-trampled grass
Can you name that field? (Braemer Park, Edina)
No, that's not Kent Hrbek. It's catcher Glenn Borgmann.
Look familiar? Unfortunately, just adding little balconies with cool angles will not offset the pervading ugliness.
This is the left field pavilion in the original concept model. The restaurant pictured to its right has been moved, and the seating area has been extended at least one full section toward center.
Touring the Rapid Park site (L-R: Commissioners Wade, Vekich, Sykora, Cramer, and tour guide Chuck Ballentine, source: RP)
Looking for some detail
I love this view of the Basilica.
The littlest Twins fan: Truman
More flowers, more pennants.
This design has a rather generic quality to it, but they appear to have considered the B garage. Though it isn't part of the model, they've clearly left room for it.
LRT at the ballpark
Here is a close-up of those funny little islands of seats (HRP View).
The green is a composite of the topmost seating areas in the new ballpark. The gray is a scale diagram of the Metrodome.
An alternate route into downtown. (Click to get an interactive map.)
Looking the other direction, again from Ford Centre, you can see what's going on over the tracks. This will be a public promenade.
July 7, 1966 (Click to see the entire scorecard with ads)
Snow-blowing the field
Looking across the top of the B parking ramp. Notice that signage will block any attempts at seeing the game from up there. Also take note of the glassed in area which is part club and part office space for the Ballpark Authority.
A little ground's crew action in the first inning the other night.
Looking out from under Gate 34
Click to enlarge. (Photo by Tyler Wycoff)
The Pro Shop.
Waiting for a train. Reading on the promenade. How urbane.
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