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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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The Puckett atrium fireplace is just barely visible at the far left.



Plaza extension reaches toward First Avenue






Bassett Creek's path through the ballpark site (Source: Minneapolis Public Library)









The Carew gate ticket windows have grown a small awning.



The first passengers are about to arrive, but the switch is set for the wrong track (those guys walked all the way out to correct it)



The proposed wooden screen covering the circulation ramp on Fifth Street (at left is the equivalent screen on Seventh Street).



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The view out Gate 6 "Oliva".



Looking down what was Third Avenue, and will be a freeway entrance ramp beneath the outfield stands.






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.



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Fan number 3,030,673 came through this gate a few moments after I took this picture.



The spruced up triangle really doesn't show much connection with the ballpark.






A truck is leaving the HERC plant. Here you can see the proximity to the promenade. For the record, the truck drove right by me and I smelled nothing...



Plaza signage



Mound from the other side









The gate has grown a row of sponsorship



I never think of Ron Jackson at all.



Detail of the train tunnels (click to view the entire drawing)



The old flour Gold Medal Flour Mill, located next to the new Guthrie theater (Source: RP)






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