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A scene repeated about a million times each game
Concrete molds are being removed!
Oh, a flag pole will be so much more...dignified
Once again, Noah is holding his ears because of the traffic noise.
A new address for the Admin building
The overhang as seen through the unnumbered gate
Here's a rack of lights being prepared for lifting into the canopy.
The start of the VIP entrance and loading dock.
Home Plate Box, Section 111, Row 8 or 9-ish (Click to enlarge greatly.)
We'll be packed into the first five rows of section 136. Hey, Wilson! I'm bringing my glove!
The shade of the canopy gives way to a brief shaft of light. It would do the same again a short while later when the sun passed through that tiny open sliver between the View and Terrace levels.
One thing that the design disguises nicely is that the Pro Shop (and other key components) are actually built over lanes of freeway. That can clearly be seen here.
This is a good overview of the spot where the Northstar (bottom) and LRT (top) will intersect.
The scoreboard also towers over the LRT tracks, which now are functional (though not open) all the way to the park -- and beyond!
Playing surface dirt out there? Maybe. (click to enlarge)
Comerica Park main entrance: Tigers, bats, and much (maybe too much) more (Source: LP)
This looks up Sixth Street from Hennepin. Just imagine what this will look like during a night game!
That's Fifth Street (and a tattooed arm) in the foreground.
This would be a beautiful streetscape if there were ANY people.
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.
Overview of the storage tracks.
I didn't check the menu too closely, but it looks like all the standard fare is available, and not much of the non-standard stuff.
The first passengers are about to arrive, but the switch is set for the wrong track (those guys walked all the way out to correct it)
Perched welder on the top of the canopy.
Here you can see the real beauty of the Seventh Street side, and get a solid sense of why the overall design really works. The building's purpose is clearly visible, there are numerous connections from inside to outside, scale is nicely mitigated, the stone is attractively used, materials are pleasantly mixed and truly complementary. It's just a winner in so many ways.
The glass area seen here is one of the warm-up areas.
Guthrie Theater (original design colors)
The green is a composite of the topmost seating areas in the new ballpark. The gray is a scale diagram of the Metrodome.
Up there is where I plan to buy a lot of hot dogs. You can see the vending areas developing rather quickly around the completed portion of the upper concourse.
Click to enlarge.
From an earlier visit: Don't bother with those escalators either. They were also roped off. And how about a bench? Or a planter? Or even a trash can? That woman is doing the only thing she can: leaning up against a post to do her texting.
This is the trapezoid (for lack of a better name) in right center. Be sure to notice section of seats just below the pavilion and above the fence (which I hadn't noticed before). For those who are interested, what looks like an old-style scoreboard is in fact a high-def video board which will look, at times, like an old-fashioned scoreboard.
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