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Final pieces arrive
The entrance from the service level corridor. (You have to pass the Twins clubhouse door to get there.)
They help create a psychological safe area along the plaza edge, and help you forget that cars are zipping by directly beneath you.
Outside the Metropolitan Club, photos of all the other major league ballparks
They can put a camera just about anywhere. (Photo by Jeff Ewer)
In the top of the 9th, the sun hit our backs and summer took one last long look.
Future home of the Met Stadium flag pole
Detail on the main gate, with Target Field sign
We'll be packed into the first five rows of section 136. Hey, Wilson! I'm bringing my glove!
The green is a composite of the topmost seating areas in the new ballpark. The gray is a scale diagram of the Metrodome.
Signature elements. (And they wonder why we think the real trees look so small...)
Typical standing room crowd which started early and lasted the entire game.
Ballpark elevation viewed from the promenade (HERC plant) side. (Click to enlarge.)
This view, through a B ramp window, won't last forever.
Photo by Jeff Ewer
From last week, you can see the piers taking shape. I believe that the front row, visible here as just forms and reinforcing rods, is the front edge of the plaza.
Believe it or not, the actual outfield wall will be about where this fence is now!
Viewed from a different angle, it seems fair to wonder is some of those seats will have slightly obscured views. Yet, if they're cheap, that's not a problem.
Sure would be nice to cover that metal grid with more wooden louvers, eh?
Plaza overview from the A ramp
Photo by Tyler Wycoff
I don't think this will remain a knothole, but the view is pretty cool.
Night (about the 7th inning)
The action drew everybody to the top step. (Click to enlarge greatly.)
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A seating bowl comes into focus. Note that the netting has been installed on the foul pole. (Field Box)
Friendly faces greet you right inside the door of the Legends Club.
An early concept for the pedestrial bridge. (Source: Ballpark Authority, RP)
Here is Seventh Street viewed from the west looking toward downtown. This will probably be the most pedestrian-friendly side (other than the plaza), but only if there is some psychological barrier between the people on foot and the people in their dangerously fast-moving automobiles.
Since pictures of the ballpark are forbidden, perhaps you'll enjoy this shot of the lovely apple tree in my front yard.
Integrating the administration building was really a great idea. Actually, there will be more things inside than just offices, but that will probably be some sweet space.
Did you notice the flowers?
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