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Don Swanson, left, in-coming commander of the Richfield American Legion, and Joe Kennedy, right, out-going commander, are pictured with the Legion's new flag pole, which once stood at old Metropolitan Stadium. (Click to enlarge.)
One of those funny little sections above the entrance stairs
The Carew lounge was all ready for some corporate event.
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.
I'll admit that this makes me nervous. It's pretty easy to step into the path of a train (which is true at various points along the line, but still...)
We took refuge for a time in the Twins Pub where you can drink a beer (or just hang out) and listen to some ballpark tunes. The organ is decorated with a TC (of course) and what looked like drawings which Sue has received from kids.
I could gaze at this streetscape all day. It isn't perfect, but as a model for Minneapolis, I love it. (Except the Biff, of course. Click to enlarge.)
A final glimpse from the street of stadia installation along the left field line
Looking across the plaza toward the main ticket area.
This gate opens onto Seventh Street from the circulation ramps, but it appears to actually be an entrance gate, rather than an exit gate. It has something of a Bat Cave feel about it because it's not a gate proper, but an area of louvers that will swing in, virtually disappearing when closed...
Working on the main concourse right about directly behind the plate.
I took this because of the view reflected in the store windows. (The store is cool too.)
New section labels, but some curious choices.
Some brick work out in the centerfield pavilion.
The flowers don't have quite the fullness depicted in the original sketches (where they were positively overflowing), but they are quite lovely -- a great, subtle touch. And that's probably a very challenging place to grow anything.
Killebrew's mammoth shot on June 3, 1967 is currently memorialized on a wall at the Mall of America
Trees now line Seventh Street
Ballpark magic: Infield materializes (click to enlarge)
This is a slightly blurry view of the pavilion in center. It has a quirky shape, but one which is completely consistent with the overall ballpark design. Nice work there. You can also get a glimpse of the greenery which will rise above the fences.
New Downtown Minneapolis Public Library (Source: RP)
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.
"I've never seen them do that before," said a Metropolitan Club waiter as I snapped this picture.
The Northstar station at night
Concourse ceilings (from the Ballpark Authority's May update)
A beautiful, glowing sunset after the rain.
Target Plaza in model form
Mauer steps in for the first time.
It's pretty easy to see right into the Twins dugout!
This isn't a very good picture, but it is the current view of the inside of a suite.
Seville's certainly will benefit from 81 games a year played about a block away! (When I walked by on this day, the place looked deserted, but I stand corrected!)
In the foreground you can see the supports for the plaza as it will meet the corner of North Seventh Street and Third Avenue North.
In addition to the Pro Shop facade, you can see more gravel being laid before the final plaza surface is poured.
Dramatic night-time lighting.
Our cantilever friends will be happy to learn that there will be sections with views like this in the new stadium.
LRT station has appeared.
Lots of speakers, but in some places, no sound.