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This is the actual entrance for Gate 6. Notice how close the seating will be. The back row of the lower deck will be mere inches beyond that inner support post.
Gate 29 Carew
Desolate. Dirty. Mysterious. Expensive. Unlikely.
This is also the promenade, where the first indications of the final texture of the walkway can be seen. This layer of concrete is going on top of gravel (as has been done over on the plaza).
Spring of 1982 (click to enlarge greatly -- can you pick out Kent Hrbek?)
A skyway-level view down Seventh Street.
Yes, TC is smiling.
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.
LRT station has appeared.
This is the last hope for so-called knot-hole views. I'm skeptical.
A detailed crowd shot. Click to enlarge greatly.
Upper deck view of the out-of-town scoreboard.
Click to enlarge
A sharp-eyed reader caught me trying to make the best of a bad situation with my SP-570UZ on Sunday afternoon
Looking back toward the park from just beyond the north end of the Northstar platform.
Photo by Tyler Wycoff
Seventh Street circulation
The Metrodome is converted to its football configuration after the Twins game on August 29, 2002
Site plan for the new Nationals ballpark, with the size of the Rapid Park site overlaid
Click to enlarge. (Photo by Jared Wieseler)
The main concourse is a very busy place at all times.
The plate marker is just to the left.
Staircase entrance. You cannot miss them.
This is some of the signage in place for concession stands.
Banners on the parking ramp are a great touch. They help manage scale and turn a lemon into lemonade. On my way there today I passed the WCCO building and remembered how the Twins schedule used to be painted in giant form on the side of that building (which is no longer visible). Wouldn't that be a great thing to resurrect on the side of that ramp? A giant Twins schedule. I always thought that was cool.
Here's where the plaza will empty out around that skyway emergency exit tower at the corner of Second Avenue and Seventh Street.
Wood-backed seats viewed through gate 6
Many people will approace the park from this direction and it's a pretty great first glimpse. It features all the design elements in modestly condensed form, and still manages to look like a ballpark (instead of something else).
Also from the B ramp entrance off of Third, a look up at the tiny crack between ballpark and parking ramp
A trailer village has sprung up to the south.
Where you are, and where you can go.
The Target Center rooftop patio. Hardly glamorous, but a great view of the ballpark.
Concept drawing of Coomer gate (click to enlarge)
Dave St. Peter introducing the first physical models of the ballpark in June 2007
Millers fans leaving Nicollet Park after a game in 1923, where a trolley was waiting. (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