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Pogin on Almanac

March 2, 2007 8:00 PM

Here's the five-minute clip of Rich Pogin on Almanac tonight (download here):

Nothing really new here. But his frequent references to Hines are something of a curiosity...

UPDATE March 20: The video is off-line temporarily due to bandwidth concerns.

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I just wanted to say that I really enjoy the evolving (or devolving?) header graphic on the site.

Posted on March 3, 2007 at 9:31 PM by Craig in MN Highlight this comment 1

how about removing the scubbers off the garbage disposal near by and let that area rot. buuild it somewhere else.

Posted on March 5, 2007 at 06:38 AM by screwwemm Highlight this comment 2


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"You talk about the magic, the aura, but what really makes a stadium is the fans. Concrete doesn't talk back to you. Chairs don't talk back to you. It's the people who are there, day in, day out, that makes the place magic."

– Bernie Williams

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Wright's Marin County Hall of Justice, San Rafael, California (1959)



Field access on the visitor's side



Champion's Club details (click to enlarge)



Missing: imagination.






Suite level view



These stairs will go up to the centerfield pavilion.



For those not wishing to suffer through my media rant, please enjoy this picture of my lilacs in full bloom.






This view is from the roof of a warehouse which stood where the A ramp is today. The HERC is now located where the tracks turned north (toward the top).






Greatest spot in the city for cooking up some hot dogs. And would you kill for that grill?



Work on one of the side panels









Notice the temporary railing extensions



Dedicated closed-captioning ribbon board












A trailer village has sprung up to the south.






This is very early in the day.



Serious home dugout work in progress.



Nine spots for hops bats.



Outside, lots of window space












(Click to enlarge.)






I love this view of the Basilica.



These two sections are within a few feet of one another.



Future station?



The Pro Shop.



Our engineer.



Oh, a flag pole will be so much more...dignified



Hey! That limestone looks familiar!



This gate opens onto Seventh Street from the circulation ramps, but it appears to actually be an entrance gate, rather than an exit gate. It has something of a Bat Cave feel about it because it's not a gate proper, but an area of louvers that will swing in, virtually disappearing when closed...



"Hey look! There we are!"



Love the red flowers -- just like the original concept drawings. That NEVER happens.



A very busy place, as viewed from Target Center.



All that's left is to add wood! (Seventh Street circulation ramp.)



Just, wow.



These tracks actually travel beneath the admin building and come out on the other side



Open concourses do mean that you can glimpse the field no matter where you are, but not really the game.






Note the speakers hanging beneath that deck



Fabulous Fantasy



The rules were clearly posted next to this new entry point on the Seventh Street side. I have no problem with the rules!


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BPM - Ballpark Magic

BRT - Bus Rapid Transit

DSP - Dave St. Peter

FSE - Full Season Equivalent

FYS - Fake Yankee Stadium (see also: NYS)

HERC - Hennepin Energy Resource Company (aka the Garbage Burner)

HPB - Home Plate Box

HRP - Home Run Porch

LC - Legends Club

LRT - Light Rail Transit

MBA - Minnesota Ballpark Authority (will own Target Field)

MOA - Mall of America

MSFC - Minnesota Sports Facilities Commission (owns the Metrodome)

NYS - New Yankee Stadium

SRO - Standing Room Only

STH - Season Ticket Holder

TCFBS - TCF Bank Stadium

TF - Target Field

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Not a "Third Edition" exactly,
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