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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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Here's where I was when the alarm went off, and though the siren wasn't terribly loud, at least one guy is plugging his ears.






The tower is actually finished, though it looks like a work in progress.






The equivalent spot on the model.



A portrait of the 573 Club.



Steel going up fast.









If you arrive by bus, your first glimpse of the park will be the scoreboard's profile. (Viewed from the bus station in the B ramp.)






I still counted 11 flag poles...



Looking across the top of the B parking ramp. Notice that signage will block any attempts at seeing the game from up there. Also take note of the glassed in area which is part club and part office space for the Ballpark Authority.






An escalator was going in the day I was there.



The seating bowl of Citizens Bank Park overlaid on the Target Field site



Big board, as viewed from section 327, row 9.



Instrument of evil.






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Better them than me



Concept drawing for the fan/player appreciation wall. (Click to enlarge.)



Looking through it, you can see the outfield pavilion (upper deck at least).






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).









No admittance -- yet! Note that you can see the seating bolts which are in place already.



Stairs and escalator down to the platform






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The east wall of the building looks like it will be the first part completed. These are probably supports for the plaza, and they hug the very edge of the site.






Here is Seventh Street viewed from the west looking toward downtown. This will probably be the most pedestrian-friendly side (other than the plaza), but only if there is some psychological barrier between the people on foot and the people in their dangerously fast-moving automobiles.



Franchise history before Minnesota. (Click to enlarge.)






The entrance at Gate 3.



The parking bay structure is now clearly visible



Work on the pavilion in center.












This appears to be the floor to the home dugout!



Clyde Doeppner proudly displays colored bricks he scavenged from the Met during its demolition. These are the colors in question!






Panels arriving on flatbed trailers in front of the Twins' dugout.



I know these are giants bats with hops growing inside, but... Hmm...



That's Tony Oliva checking out ballpark construction from the roof of Target Center.



Ballpark magic: Infield materializes (click to enlarge)


ush with the fence, and then it sticks out farther and farther as you move toward center. More fun for Michael Cuddyer.


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