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Here is a close-up of those funny little islands of seats (HRP View).
They help create a psychological safe area along the plaza edge, and help you forget that cars are zipping by directly beneath you.
Bassett Creek's path through the ballpark site (Source: Minneapolis Public Library)
Greatest spot in the city for cooking up some hot dogs. And would you kill for that grill?
Click on this photo to see what it looked like on this spot 101 years ago (I'm not kidding)
Location for automated ticket machines
Open concourses do mean that you can glimpse the field no matter where you are, but not really the game.
Original Concept - With a Retractable Roof
Our conductor in Big Lake
Mound from the other side
Very nice Admin glass.
This little item stands just to the south of the site, where the volleyball courts used to be. It has to be related to exterior finishing elements, which means this is the first glimpse of the actual stone to be used. Very buttery.
Um, I think that guy is out.
The official ballpark development area
At the end of the balcony you can see down the promenade.
Another classic space in the making above the Hrbek gate.
These are the footings for the staircase which will connect the plaza to the skyway.
Target Plaza in model form
This little pathway snakes between the LRT tracks and the Environmental Services Building, emptying into the parking area surrounding the HERC. It could be for maintenance, but it looks more like it's for convenience.
A last look on the way out.
More flowers, more pennants.
This view, through a B ramp window, won't last forever.
A new restaurant going in at Fifth Street and Second Avenue
Clyde Doeppner proudly displays colored bricks he scavenged from the Met during its demolition. These are the colors in question!
Sunday afternoon, WFTC-HD 720P
A skyway-level view down Seventh Street.
Met Stadium seat colors (click for the complete image)
Seventh Street windows
Concourse ceilings (from the Ballpark Authority's May update)
The Polo Grounds (left) and Shibe Park (Connie Mack Stadium)
Just up the foul line, it looks like the base of the wall in foul territory on the right side.
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