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Limestone will cover this pretty soon, but for now you can see where the escalator is.
Nine spots for hops bats.
Here's an idea of what these Loge Boxes are all about. That guy is a waiter with no fans to serve. They seemed to have one server for about every four boxes.
Detail enclosing the main ticket window area
Gate 6 Oliva, with the 573 Club looming large over it (I wonder how Tony feels about that)
That's Fifth Street (and a tattooed arm) in the foreground.
Ballpark elevation viewed from Seventh Street. (Click to enlarge.)
Directly above the ceiling here is the hidden concourse which served the upper deck prior to the renovation. That concourse was closed off to the public, but became a service level for ballpark employees. It's one of the many quirks which will be lost when the wrecking ball takes the place away.
For some inexplicable reason, a lot of the new parks being built these days feature grand staircases like this one.
Dan Kenney provided this alternate shot of a walkway behind the view level
Legends Club seats in context (above the main concourse, below the suite level)
The Northstar station.
Sometime in the late 1980s: B ramp is under construction. Not yet built: Target Center, I-394 and the A ramp.
These are the footings for the staircase which will connect the plaza to the skyway.
Some baseball legends (and Ron Coomer)
Trampled, repaired, and re-trampled grass
Concourse ceilings (from the Ballpark Authority's May update)
This will be a great neighborhood. Note that the covering is being built for the emergency access. Also, note the streamers above, which appear to be monitoring air flow.
OK, it doesn't really look like that at all...
They can put a camera just about anywhere. (Photo by Jeff Ewer)
This is the trapezoid (for lack of a better name) in right center. Be sure to notice section of seats just below the pavilion and above the fence (which I hadn't noticed before). For those who are interested, what looks like an old-style scoreboard is in fact a high-def video board which will look, at times, like an old-fashioned scoreboard.
Pile driving in progress
What a great sight!
This is the Metropolitan Club as viewed from the future Ballpark Authority office space.
Cross section diagram of the field structure. (Click to enlarge.)
For reference, here's that spot on the model.
A place to sit (does it look like a pitcher's mound to you?)
Hops! (conceptual only)
This looks south and shows how the Northstar tracks are sheltered by the promenade above. This is the side which faces the HERC plant.
Target Plaza in model form
10 years ago, Bruce Lambrecht looked at this land and thought, "Why NOT a ballpark here?" It took a long time before anybody else saw the same potential.
Click to enlarge
We'll be packed into the first five rows of section 136. Hey, Wilson! I'm bringing my glove!
...but you can get a feel for what it will be like.
Press box, hallway to the print room
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