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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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Center field seating



One more exterior view shows that, while the original look was attractive in a way, it seems to be a variation on the look of the Washington ballpark (albeit with a much more coherent collection of elements). What's remarkable is that the design team has refined the concept amazingly well, improving it immeasurably. What we're actually getting is clearly descended from this, but it's in a whole different league:



The reverse angle shows that the signage will only partially obscure views from the top of the ramp. The wall is pretty high up there, so you'll need something to stand on, but it appears that this is one of the so-called "knotholes".






Loading docks to the right, VIP entrances to the left.



Very interesting detail starting to appear here.












Town Ball Tavern balcony






Bag checking at Ball Park Lanes was incredibly simple, as was the pick up later. The line was short and fast-moving.



This is the main entry to the Pro Shop. The second entry, located just outside the turnstiles, is indicated by the arrow.



Original Concept - With a Retractable Roof



Not much facade left to be finished at this point.







Rooftop scaffolding, for the wind veil installation?



Looking from the middle of the third base side back toward the entry door



The restaurant.



North Loop Deli



Photo by Jeff Ewer






The back row of seats in straight-away center. Note that, beyond those seats, you can see the planters (for flowers) on the front of the Left Field Bleachers.(Batters Eye)






It's pretty easy to see right into the Twins dugout!









Here's a closer look.



CBP: retro in facade only



This is what it looked like during the first open house in March.



Noah is checking out the ample leg room and truly exemplary sight lines.






The equivalent spot on the model.






Giant screened images! (573 Club, my back to Seventh Ave windows)



A flurry of action in front of the dugout before the game (Photo by Jeff Ewer)






Imagine this!



The glass area seen here is one of the warm-up areas.



From the revised site plan, this is the configuration of Gate 34 Puckett.



Just one lane of traffic and a couple of feet between the fence in right-center and the wall of the parking ramp!











ght that was cool.



A slightly different elevation drawing, again viewed from Fifth Street, with some labels. (Click to enlarge.)



The back gates at Comerica park, like everything else, a bit overwrought.



Sue Nelson, and her organ, in one of the Twins Pubs






It's pretty easy to see right into the Twins dugout!





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