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Through the windows of the Metropolitan Club you can see one of the displays of Met Stadium memorabilia.
Lots of work has gone into detailing the fronts of these decks. That is a little thing, but a NICE little thing. (HRP View)
Gate 29 Carew (note the walkway above open to the street where you can shout down at your lost friends to tell them where to meet you)
Opening day, 2010
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).
Here's the view as you step to the front of the outer moat beyond first base.
Looking up toward Sixth Street.
Left field bench seating
The view from the upper concourse.
The moat walkway viewed from across the park.
That's Bert back at the Met on Photo Day, September 15, 1974.
A true fan out in the bleachers
Some of your fellow BPMers at a game in May of 2010 (we had almost the whole section)
Emergency access viewed in context
Infield dirt used as accents
This was on BPM night. Nice neon, but I'm still waiting to see the homer show.
Section 101, Row 27
Viewed from up Sixth Street (that's Target Center on the left), you can get an idea of how the connection is currently planned. As it stands now, the plaza will extend to that support pillar, from which a stairway will empty to the sidewalk below. If they get their wish, additional support structures will provide a walkway along Target Center which will gradually (without stairs) meet the sidewalk somewhere up near First Avenue.
Close-up on the diagram of the Club Level with finishing materials (click to enlarge)
Another over-my-head shot
A cold afternoon in 323, but we had our trusty Twins blanket -- made by my mom when Noah was born.
A sign that your mall is all but dead: roped off escalators. (This is at about 4:00 PM on a weekday.)
Panels arriving on flatbed trailers in front of the Twins' dugout.
The mounds have grown seating supports
Detail of the train tunnels (click to view the entire drawing)
In the top of the 9th, the sun hit our backs and summer took one last long look.
They help create a psychological safe area along the plaza edge, and help you forget that cars are zipping by directly beneath you.
Detail on the main gate, with Target Field sign
Bassett Creek's path through the ballpark site (Source: Minneapolis Public Library)
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.
A few details worth noticing (Kauffmann Stadium, New Comiskey, Comerica Park, Source: LP)
The plaza as seen from the B ramp.
One of those funny little sections above the entrance stairs
The bridge is Seventh Street.
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