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Looking across the top of the B parking ramp. Notice that signage will block any attempts at seeing the game from up there. Also take note of the glassed in area which is part club and part office space for the Ballpark Authority.
Reverse view, now looking down Sixth toward the park. The Met Stadium flag pole will be right there!
The gate has grown a row of sponsorship
Work in progress.
Better them than me
I think this promenade over the railroad tracks needs a name. How about the Halsey Hall Promenade? (Please do not throw cigar butts onto the tracks!)
Even today, throw a fastball to that guy at your own risk.
He'll always be a fan favorite, but did you know that he's making $18.5 million this year? The Twins' entire outfield today, combined, makes $7.45 million.
Puckett atrium menu part 1
The view from the corner of Ford Centre. (Feel free to tie up your boats here.)
This is as close as I could get to a pedestrian-eye view of the main entrance. This is what you'll see as you enter by coming down Sixth Street.
A detailed crowd shot. Click to enlarge greatly.
Midway Stadium (seen from our tailgating spot across the parking lot)
Click to enlarge greatly.
Looking the other direction, again from Ford Centre, you can see what's going on over the tracks. This will be a public promenade.
Which way to the skyway? Really??
Here's where the plaza will empty out around that skyway emergency exit tower at the corner of Second Avenue and Seventh Street.
I meant to include this shot the other day. It's the new LRT bridge being built next to the remaining half of the Fifth Street bridge. The new half is almost TWICE the width of the portion torn down. And the other end runs right into a HERC administration building! (Click to see the view from nearly the same spot about 85 years ago.)
This is what it looked like during the first open house in March.
Clyde Doepner's Met Stadium Memorabilia (Source: LP)
Lots of speakers, but in some places, no sound.
The heretofore unseen north facade (click to enlarge). Does it look like a ballpark? And what's with the bamboo?
A photo taken as my meter ran out.
The Hrbek gate is directly below. It's a lively place after a game.
A Killebrew tribute covers part of the wall where the entry doors are located near the escalators.
1885 Sanborn Map Image (Source: Sanborn Map Collection, Minneapolis Public Library, Copyright © 2001 by The Sanborn Map Company, Sanborn Library, LLC)
Checking out the bike racks on the promenade.
They help create a psychological safe area along the plaza edge, and help you forget that cars are zipping by directly beneath you.
The Carew gate ticket windows have grown a small awning.
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