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Wind veil install from across Seventh
This is the revised version of the center field pavilion (without the restaurant). It looks like there are no seats, just some ledges for people to sit on. It reminds me of the seating on the "bridge" which sticks out of the new Guthrie Theater. Anything which lands in the trees will presumably be a home run, so the "411" sign is apparently just for fun.
This little pathway snakes between the LRT tracks and the Environmental Services Building, emptying into the parking area surrounding the HERC. It could be for maintenance, but it looks more like it's for convenience.
Looking up Seventh Street (click to see what it looked like from the same spot in 1950)
Another classic space in the making above the Hrbek gate.
...but you can get a feel for what it will be like.
Yes, it's pretty tempting to just walk right in...
Here is where the signature art (original Twins logo) will be placed.
Detail of the Puckett wall hanging
The Metropolitan Club (click to enlarge)
This looks south and shows the track configuration for Northstar. The platform shown is just a placeholder. To the best of my knowledge, concept drawings for this platform have not been released. Keep in mind, this is NOT part of the ballpark project. It is completely separate.
Flowers and Hall-of-Fame plaques. Very nice.
Final Metrodome baseball sight
(Click to enlarge)
Here's the view of the entrance ramp to 394. Looks like they are painting...
This is amazingly close to completed. It's a short tunnel entrance ramp to 394 underneath the outfield stands.
This is as close as I could get to a pedestrian-eye view of the main entrance. This is what you'll see as you enter by coming down Sixth Street.
2007, Noah's first game (Torii's last)
This is very early in the day.
Notice that the wooden-backed club seats are now covered by a green tarp for protection from the elements.
The entrance at Gate 3.
Dramatic night-time lighting.
I never think of Rod Carew as a first baseman. But he was.
No, that's not Kent Hrbek. It's catcher Glenn Borgmann.
Note that, even though the scoreboard appears strategically placed, it's the outfield stands which block any potential view of the field from this roof.
Photo by Jared Wieseler
Main concourse, looking toward the admin building.
Here's where the plaza will empty out around that skyway emergency exit tower at the corner of Second Avenue and Seventh Street.
Lots of self-portraits were taken here after the final out.
From the best seat in the house (Section 8, Row A), the right field corner is blocked. (No one may care. Fine with me. People should know.)
Work in progress to improve the streetscape on Second Avenue
Midway Stadium (seen from our tailgating spot across the parking lot)
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