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Having fun. Installing limestone. Good gig.
Do you think somebody's already cooking hot dogs out there?
This view, from the Minnekahda building (or possibly a predecessor), looks toward the right field corner. The City Market, at left, occupied the land where the B ramp and Target Plaza now stand (over I-394). And the Overlook now juts out just a little beyond where that driveway enters the railyard.
This shows the area where the Northstar platform connects with the ballpark (that translucent oval). Above that is the area which will house the Twins operations offices.
This is the view from where the plaza will connect to the walkway on the west side of Target Center. This presumably aids traffic flow back to the A ramp, and perhaps to the skyway connection (though the doors to the skyway right there are typically exit only).
This looks toward the middle of the park. The third base side of the Legends Club is to the right up ahead, while the 573 Club is just barely visible at the end of the hallway. It extends to the left.
Concept drawing of Coomer gate (click to enlarge)
The splendid view from the roof of the Minikahda building. (Click to enlarge greatly.)
Here's the view of the entrance ramp to 394. Looks like they are painting...
Believe it or not, the actual outfield wall will be about where this fence is now!
The moat walkway viewed from across the park.
Hey! An unnumbered gate!
View level as seen through the Seventh Street circulation ramp
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.
Life in the shadows
Train. (What is it about baseball and trains?)
Notice that the wooden-backed club seats are now covered by a green tarp for protection from the elements.
Main concourse, looking toward the admin building.
Supports viewed from beneath. These seats will be just a few feet from the outside edge of the building!
4th inning in the thinning crowd of the Grandstand.
Killebrew's mammoth shot on June 3, 1967 is currently memorialized on a wall at the Mall of America
A mass of rebar and complicated cable runs ready for a pour.
Just some of the lumiaries who turned out for the unveiling (Terry is clearly thinking about Sidney Ponson).
Earl Santee, principle architect for HOK Sport, presents some concepts while Mike Opat listens
The start of the VIP entrance and loading dock.
Looking up toward Seventh Street.
The main ticketing area beneath the restaurant.
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