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Two concepts here remain in the final design. First is the oddly-shaped pavilion in center. Second is the section just above the right field fence. In the current design this section will hang over the field by a few feet. The original doesn't do that, but you can see that the concept goes way back in the planning.
The spruced up triangle really doesn't show much connection with the ballpark.
No offense, TC, but you're pointing exactly the wrong direction if you want people to use the ramp opening to your right...
From the revised site plan, this is the configuration of Gate 34 Puckett.
A view into the Legend's Club
This looks south and shows the track configuration for Northstar. The platform shown is just a placeholder. To the best of my knowledge, concept drawings for this platform have not been released. Keep in mind, this is NOT part of the ballpark project. It is completely separate.
The plaza has been finished off just beautifully.
Viewed from up Sixth Street, the tip of the canopy looks like the claw of some gigantic crustacean!
A detailed crowd shot. Click to enlarge greatly.
These guys were there, but it wasn't any of you, right?
This is the Metropolitan Club as viewed from the future Ballpark Authority office space.
This view clearly shows the curve in the left field stands and the relationship of the first row with the playing field (no overhang to speak of in left).
Up close, this is what you'll see as you walk along.
Tony Oliva, R. T. Rybak and Mike Opat
The view from our Loge Box
Hops! (conceptual only)
This would have been the HERC side, though it's unclear just how far over the plant the retracted roof would have gone. My fear was always that they would have to shorten the track and more of the roof would have stayed over the ballpark. The only good retractable roof is one which disappears when not in use. I don't think they could have realistically created such a thing.
Comerica Park main entrance: Tigers, bats, and much (maybe too much) more (Source: LP)
The Metrodome has sure been tarted up.
This is the LRT path looking from the ballpark site (behind me) toward downtown. The line currently ends about two blocks up this street. This bridge over I-394 is also being partially rebuilt as part of the ballpark project.
The equivalent spot on the model.
Also from the B ramp entrance off of Third, a look up at the tiny crack between ballpark and parking ramp
Lunch break at the top spot. (Grandstand)
Skywalk over Seventh
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".
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