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New Concept Drawing - No Roof
Now from the inside looking at the same area.
This is a background image extracted from one of the blueprint pages. It's essentially a schematic of the park (Terrace Level). In it you can see the shape of the various seating areas (to a certain extent).
Ullger warms up.
First, an overview. The base of the plaza here will meet the base of Sixth Street at Second Avenue.
Sue Nelson, and her organ, in one of the Twins Pubs
This is the area above the pro shop, with some new support structure
A spot that's always full!
"Hey, Ma, it says here we go in at gate 34. Must be all the way around on the other side!" Seriously, though, this is a really inspired idea.
Here's another view up Sixth Street toward where the plaza will meet First Avenue (it will hug Target Center all the way).
This little item stands just to the south of the site, where the volleyball courts used to be. It has to be related to exterior finishing elements, which means this is the first glimpse of the actual stone to be used. Very buttery.
August 2001 (a month later we were engaged)
Special guests in the trees!
At one point, we thought these windows might represent one of the so-called knotholes. But nope. Nothing to see here. (Nearest I can tell, there will be no view of the playing field whatsoever from the Seventh Street sidewalk.)
From the roof of the B ramp, you can see just how futile it will be to get a glimpse of the action.
Thome steps in.
One of those funny little sections above the entrance stairs
Awesome seat. Awesome sun. Awesome hitter. (Photo by Tony Voda, courtesy Jared Wieseler)
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.)
Here's a quick look into the layout of the Metropolitan Club.
A view from up (and in) the street.
Looking down what was Third Avenue, and will be a freeway entrance ramp beneath the outfield stands.
Work going on under the steel.
This is an angle I have not used very much, from the top of the Fifth Street ramp. Because the wall is so tall (forget about watching a game from here for free -- OK, maybe with a step stool) I have to hold the camera up over my head and just snap, hoping I get something good. Here I did. This view then looks to the southwest.
A view straight on of the Pro Shop area and ticket windows (just barely visible). The piers you see beneath the plaza are already almost completed (see final photo).
Another piece of the neighborhood puzzle: the Northstar platform.
I know you've seen these, but is there a better finishing touch anywhere else in baseball? I know not one.
Noah is checking out the ample leg room and truly exemplary sight lines.
TC meets the Mayor (Photo by Jeff Ewer)
Time to paint those supports Vikings-purple.
This maze of scaffolding is something you'll probably never see again.
Click to enlarge.
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