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The shade of the canopy gives way to a brief shaft of light. It would do the same again a short while later when the sun passed through that tiny open sliver between the View and Terrace levels.
The Ron Coomer corner features a bar.
Detail of Entry Plaza #4 (north entry from Fifth Street)
You can finally see how the plaza will meet the street on the north side of this emergency exit tower (which will be converted to a regular entrance/exit)
One of the sweetest sights of the day -- the Dome, and only through passing bus windows.
A great view from the balcony outside the Metropolitan Club
This is the start of construction on the Northstar platform which will feed under the bridge and to a lobby with escalators and elevators just inside the ballpark's public concourse. Compared to the ballpark construction, this looks kind of puny. But the work just to get the trains to come has been positively Herculean. Future generations will look back at this with awe.
1885 Sanborn Map Image (Source: Sanborn Map Collection, Minneapolis Public Library, Copyright © 2001 by The Sanborn Map Company, Sanborn Library, LLC)
Concept drawing for the fan/player appreciation wall. (Click to enlarge.)
Puckett atrium menu part 1
Here's what they do in April at Comerica Park
Looking south (toward Seventh Street).
It looks like the Target-themed signage has spilled out to the surrounding area (this was taken from the entryway to the B ramp from Third -- the 394 entrance ramp tunnel)
Work beneath the scoreboard
Actual LRT tracks are now in the street, and buses now pass over them before entering the transit hub.
The back row of seats in straight-away center. Note that, beyond those seats, you can see the planters (for flowers) on the front of the Left Field Bleachers.(Batters Eye)
Did I mention that the cheerleaders looked pretty sharp?
Also warming things up are these planters.
A glimpse of the rather plain west facade (the side which faces the HERC plant).
The county of my birth!
This is one complicated streetscape.
Sign installer dude
Special guests in the trees!
Up there is where I plan to buy a lot of hot dogs. You can see the vending areas developing rather quickly around the completed portion of the upper concourse.
I know you've seen this, but I can't get enough of it.
Here we are waiting for the first train to arrive at the station (Nov 14).
The Pro Shop.
Trains now rumble regularly beneath the promenade.
Someone please get those poor people a drink of water. (Gate 34, after the game had started)
Items promoting the Twins 2014 All-Star Game bid. I got to bring one of these buckets home, and Noah got his first-ever taste of Cracker Jacks.
TCF Bank Stadium (click to enlarge)
I noticed this detail while taking the previous picture. I figure that it must be the VIP entrance from the surface parking lot. I don't think there is any parking inside the ballpark, so this entrance will likely be for suite-dwellers and other VIPs, though I can't say for sure whether players will enter here.
The pink thing is a mascot. (Actually, with a damn fine mascot actor underneath.)
A skyway-level view down 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