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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.
These are the footings for the staircase which will connect the plaza to the skyway.
Handshakes all around (there's gonna be a lot of that over the next few weeks)
Typical standing room crowd which started early and lasted the entire game.
Glass going in over the Oliva gate.
Before the team came out to warm up, Kirby Puckett, Jr. was playing Frisbee out in center.
Construction of the stands is moving from left to right in this image.
This little pathway snakes between the LRT tracks and the Environmental Services Building, emptying into the parking area surrounding the HERC. It could be for maintenance, but it looks more like it's for convenience.
I took this picture from the Overlook at great personal risk, because everything Thome was hitting was landing out that direction.
This looks toward the middle of the park. The third base side of the Legends Club is to the right up ahead, while the 573 Club is just barely visible at the end of the hallway. It extends to the left.
Detroit got this part right!
Work in progress to improve the streetscape on Second Avenue
Path of quick escape.
Can you name that field? (Braemer Park, Edina)
Glare from the IDS never looked this sweet. (Photo by Jared Wieseler)
Roll-up metal doors visible at right.
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.
Center field seating
The main concourse is a very busy place at all times.
Ballpark elevation diagram, viewed from Fifth Street. (Click to enlarge.)
The heretofore unseen north facade (click to enlarge). Does it look like a ballpark? And what's with the bamboo?
That's part of the wind veil, waiting in the B ramp for installation
Once again, Noah is holding his ears because of the traffic noise.
Here is where the signature art (original Twins logo) will be placed.
A closer look at the grid on the Pro Shop.
After the rain. (We were in the wrong spot to see the rainbow...)
Here's the view of the entrance ramp to 394. Looks like they are painting...
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