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Photo by Tyler Wycoff
This view, through a B ramp window, won't last forever.
1885 Sanborn Map Image (Source: Sanborn Map Collection, Minneapolis Public Library, Copyright © 2001 by The Sanborn Map Company, Sanborn Library, LLC)
The glare problem.
Bruce Lambrecht on the roof of the Minikahda building.
The view down Sixth Street toward the ballpark site. A pedestrian bridge will extend this street right into the main entrance of the park. The regrettable facade of Target Center is on the left. Butler Square is on the right. Click on the image to see what it looked like on this very spot about 100 years ago.
I know you've seen this, but I can't get enough of it.
Final Metrodome baseball sight
Here's another look at the Oliva gate.
Playing surface dirt out there? Maybe. (click to enlarge)
Millers fans leaving Nicollet Park after a game in 1923, where a trolley was waiting. (Click to enlarge.)
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Skinny dugouts at TF
Two plazas in Spain. (Brad and I were pretending to steal coins from the fountain. We were all just so darn funny back in high school, eh?)
Ballpark elevation viewed from the promenade (HERC plant) side. (Click to enlarge.)
Write your own caption. (Photo by Jeff Ewer)
Nathan greeting the other pitchers on the all-Metrodome team (October 4, 2009)
The circulation ramp on the north now has its louver framing.
This is NOT Twins Territory anymore
A classic profile on the horizon
Photo by Tyler Wycoff
Brick work just inside the opening matches the color of the limestone - per Jerry Bell's requirements.
Clyde Doepner's Met Stadium Memorabilia (Source: LP)
This looks like a Twins Pub, but is actually the scoreboard operations.
Not me, but it might as well be.
Here's the field of posts which will support the third base side of the grandstand. Some walls have started to appear about where the Northstar riders will enter the park.
A truck is leaving the HERC plant. Here you can see the proximity to the promenade. For the record, the truck drove right by me and I smelled nothing...
The creative design of the admin building stands in stark contrast to the horribly pedestrian appearance of the LRT platform. This design looks like it came out of a public transportation manual.
This is as close as I could get to a pedestrian-eye view of Seventh Street (looking west away from downtown). It's inviting, not imposing, and remarkably dignified.
Some people will go to work here every day.
The limestone now wraps around onto the HERC side.
And another angle looking at the overhang area of the right field pavilion. This looks to me like a great area to watch a game.
Actual LRT tracks are now in the street, and buses now pass over them before entering the transit hub.
A scene repeated about a BILLION times each game
B ramp improvements are finally becoming usable. The doors lead to the plaza beneath the skyway steps.
This is the left field pavilion in the original concept model. The restaurant pictured to its right has been moved, and the seating area has been extended at least one full section toward center.
The Legends Club retail store is just visible at the right of this picture.
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