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This would be easy to miss, but I found it on a cart located directly behind the Batter's Eye seating on the upper concourse in center field.
The suite mock-up
The stunning curtains, which skillfully evoke the architecture, keep the atrium from getting too hot in the late afternoon sun, simultaneously hiding the HERC.
Gate 29 Carew (note the walkway above open to the street where you can shout down at your lost friends to tell them where to meet you)
Here's a closer look at the bullpen area. It's hard to tell for sure, but I think there is still an opening to the concourse right above.
The entrance at Gate 3.
B ramp at left, ballpark at right (and visible far away through the tiny crack)
That is pretty close... (Grandstand)
10 years ago, Bruce Lambrecht looked at this land and thought, "Why NOT a ballpark here?" It took a long time before anybody else saw the same potential.
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More flowers, more pennants.
Since pictures of the ballpark are forbidden, perhaps you'll enjoy this shot of the lovely apple tree in my front yard.
TC gets ready to release the hounds. (Kids get to run the bases after Sunday games.)
Storage tracks in the foreground.
That's my mom. She scored the whole game on her Gameday program (bought for just $1 on the opening night special -- thanks guys!)
A familiar view through the top floor elevator lobby window in ramp B (HRP View and Terrace).
Work going on under the steel.
"Original" or "Dinger" Dog
The east wall of the building looks like it will be the first part completed. These are probably supports for the plaza, and they hug the very edge of the site.
Reasonable (if not overly generous) leg room
A closer look at the grid on the Pro Shop.
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.
The plaza has been finished off just beautifully.
For some inexplicable reason, a lot of the new parks being built these days feature grand staircases like this one.
The Fifth Street side is pretty busy. There's a small street entrance to the B ramp, then ticket booths and an entrance gate, a rare exterior section not covered in limestone, the wooden screen covering the circulation ramps, the administration building, and finally (just out of view) the interface with Northstar. All of that sits behind the LRT action. How pedestrians will interact with this side of the park is a great mystery to me. You know that Metro Transit won't be letting them cross the tracks anywhere but at either end of the block...
Future home of the Met Stadium flag pole
Limestone facing and flowers on the right field overhang
Flag poles, fencing, main entrance gates
Before the team came out to warm up, Kirby Puckett, Jr. was playing Frisbee out in center.
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