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The gate has grown a row of sponsorship
Two signs visible from beyond the confines of the ballpark.
The county of my birth!
Photo by Tyler Wycoff
Ballpark elevation viewed from the promenade (HERC plant) side. (Click to enlarge.)
I do love the upper concourse. Feels like home already.
A closer look at the grid on the Pro Shop.
The view from the Penn Ave entrance to 394 (and all the way into town! Click to enlarge)
At the other end of the bridge, the configuration of the tracks has become clear.
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...
Work going on under the steel.
This is also the promenade, where the first indications of the final texture of the walkway can be seen. This layer of concrete is going on top of gravel (as has been done over on the plaza).
The finished product. Note that, at the very bottom of this image, you can just barely see the tops of the windows which look into the Champion's Club. (Home Plate Box)
Just think: It could look like this!
Which way to the skyway? Really??
This looks like a Twins Pub, but is actually the scoreboard operations.
Standing, standing, standing.
Mary Larson (left), a music teacher from Maple Grove, was a TwinsFest SSB winner and got to sing the anthem before the game.
The glorious Gate 34
The right field overhang as seen from Seventh Street (with dude)
The entry from the platform to the ballpark.
Look closely and you'll see limestone on the front of the press box!
Here's one big problem with a retractable roof: completely terrible seating in left. These scant few seats would have been tucked under the track. No sunshine, no open concourse, it was a terribly kludgy idea. With some hindsight, it's very clear that adding a retractable roof on this small site would have required compromises which would have just been too extensive to tolerate. Without it, the design was free to grow into something much more memorable.
July 7, 1966 (Click to see the entire scorecard with ads)
Secret entrance exposed!
This is what will count as a knothole (actually, it's a gated entrance)
Above the Carew gate
A view straight on of the Pro Shop area and ticket windows (just barely visible). The piers you see beneath the plaza are already almost completed (see final photo).
Click to enlarge. (Photo by Jared Wieseler)
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