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The scoreboard terminates the view on Fifth Street as seen from Hennepin
Here's the current overview from the south side of the B ramp (from which the banner at the top of this page was culled).
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...
7:32 PM Glare begins at about the left field foul pole.
CBP: retro in facade only
Speakers spaced evenly among the lights
At lower left are the seats I'm not going to use any time soon.
Staging for the next section (Home Plate Box)
Glare from the IDS never looked this sweet. (Photo by Jared Wieseler)
Looking back toward the park from just beyond the north end of the Northstar platform.
I never think of Rod Carew as a first baseman. But he was.
A look at Gate 34.
This is as close as I could get to a pedestrian-eye view of Seventh Street (looking west away from downtown). It's inviting, not imposing, and remarkably dignified.
Clyde Doeppner proudly displays colored bricks he scavenged from the Met during its demolition. These are the colors in question!
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Looking up Seventh Street to the west
This is what will count as a knothole (actually, it's a gated entrance)
The view from my seats in Section 237 (The Trap), Row 1 (can't see much of center field without standing up...)
The LRT station, sitting in a brand new urban canyon, takes shape.
Here's another view up Sixth Street toward where the plaza will meet First Avenue (it will hug Target Center all the way).
Here's the entrance from the seating bowl. It's down the outer moat, just beyond the last of the Dugout Box sections.
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).
Ahh. Lunch in the admin building...
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.
Target Plaza in model form
Flowers. Real 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