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This is one complicated streetscape.
Click to see the whole page from this 1971 program.
Notice the temporary railing extensions
Plaza extension reaches toward First Avenue
This mural is behind the staircase. The window looks onto the promenade, and the door goes to a kitchen.
Another over-my-head shot
Emergency access viewed in context
I'm too short to see over that wall. How about a little platform or something?
CBP: retro in facade only
Glass going in over the Oliva gate.
Detail of the train tunnels (click to view the entire drawing)
Some baseball legends (and Ron Coomer)
The official ballpark development area
An early concept for the pedestrial bridge. (Source: Ballpark Authority, RP)
Do you know who did this drawing? If so, please tell me so I can give them proper credit.
Here is the most recent outfield configuration, captured from the animation video. We probably shouldn't make too much of the logos seen on the scoreboard: Best Buy, Dairy Queen, Target, Pepsi, Dodge and Qwest...
From about two blocks away you can finally get an idea of what it looks like. Just to my left (but out of view) was a valet parking stand where a limo was idling.
That's Fifth Street (and a tattooed arm) in the foreground.
Here's a closer look at the bullpen area. It's hard to tell for sure, but I think there is still an opening to the concourse right above.
From last week, you can see the piers taking shape. I believe that the front row, visible here as just forms and reinforcing rods, is the front edge of the plaza.
Click to see the full-size image.
A familiar view through the top floor elevator lobby window in ramp B (HRP View and Terrace).
I love this view of the Basilica.
Print press box
One thing that the design disguises nicely is that the Pro Shop (and other key components) are actually built over lanes of freeway. That can clearly be seen here.
1885 Sanborn Map Image (Source: Sanborn Map Collection, Minneapolis Public Library, Copyright © 2001 by The Sanborn Map Company, Sanborn Library, LLC)
A Killebrew tribute covers part of the wall where the entry doors are located near the escalators.
Stairs and escalator down to the platform
Photo by Jeff Ewer (Click to enlarge.)
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