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Hot dawgs! Getcher hot dawgs!
Photo by Tyler Wycoff
The Puckett Atrium
Look beyond the gigantic hand (a hounds tooth jacket? really?) and you'll get a glimpse of the main grandstand configuration. The two (or is it three?) levels of suites are visible, as is the design of the so-called "split upper deck," and the extensive use of limestone for decorative accents. Let's hope these little touches don't get cut as costs increase, because they make a nice tie-in from the outside of the park to the inside. Of most interest to me is the way that the very best seats are physically separated from all the rest of the seats by that limestone. There will be virtually no way to sneak into these seats. On one level, that's a somewhat sad design feature...
Banners on the parking ramp are a great touch. They help manage scale and turn a lemon into lemonade. On my way there today I passed the WCCO building and remembered how the Twins schedule used to be painted in giant form on the side of that building (which is no longer visible). Wouldn't that be a great thing to resurrect on the side of that ramp? A giant Twins schedule. I always thought that was cool.
This area will supposedly show the Twins chronology. Will it stretch back to 1901?
The Northstar station at night
You can't get there from here.
Friendly faces greet you right inside the door of the Legends Club.
The New as viewed from The Old.
Clyde Doeppner proudly displays colored bricks he scavenged from the Met during its demolition. These are the colors in question!
Staging for the next section (Home Plate Box)
From behind the wind veil
The wooden louvers are in on Fifth Street
B ramp improvements are finally becoming usable. The doors lead to the plaza beneath the skyway steps.
Two train stations
Let's be honest and say that this promenade, which will face the HERC plant, won't be the most exciting part of the streetscape. It has to be provided for circulation reasons, but there won't be much to see unless vendors and other attractions take root here.
Click to enlarge. (Photo by Jared Wieseler)
Life in the shadows
This opportunity is half a block up Third Avenue and thousands of people walk right by before and after games.
Now, THIS is just some guy who appears to be hanging out on the LRT tracks talking to himself.
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)
A slightly different elevation drawing, again viewed from Fifth Street, with some labels. (Click to enlarge.)
LRT throngs after the game
I never think of Ron Jackson at all.
Working on the connecting LRT tracks (this view looks up Fifth Street toward downtown.)
No offense, TC, but you're pointing exactly the wrong direction if you want people to use the ramp opening to your right...
Signature elements. (And they wonder why we think the real trees look so small...)
Flagpole historian Ben McEvers at far right (click for the full photo set, graciously loaned to this site by Pat Backen)
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