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Lots of pix waiting to be seen from Bert's memorable night.
I'm not sure why there's a wreath on Gate 3. (I quickly checked the headlines for any dreaded Killebrew news. Whew.) It looks to be in celebration, maybe of the move.
At the end of the balcony you can see down the promenade.
This may look like just some guy (perhaps a spy) headed for the train. But it's actually the Northstar engineer!
The brown grass was left over from the first attempt at groundbreaking (canceled after the 35W bridge collapse)
The right field foul pole seen against a backdrop of Butler Square (itself a site of great significance in the history of professional baseball in Minneapolis)
The seating bowl of Citizens Bank Park overlaid on the Target Field site
Looking back toward First Avenue
A mysterious smile from within a very deep planter!
5:45 PM, section 327, row 9, sitting: shade.
A walkway begins to form (this is as close as you can get right now)
The Legends Club retail store is just visible at the right of this picture.
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.
Working on the main concourse right about directly behind the plate.
The Fifth Street side is pretty busy. There's a small street entrance to the B ramp, then ticket booths and an entrance gate, a rare exterior section not covered in limestone, the wooden screen covering the circulation ramps, the administration building, and finally (just out of view) the interface with Northstar. All of that sits behind the LRT action. How pedestrians will interact with this side of the park is a great mystery to me. You know that Metro Transit won't be letting them cross the tracks anywhere but at either end of the block...
Staging for the next section (Home Plate Box)
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).
Now, THIS is just some guy who appears to be hanging out on the LRT tracks talking to himself.
Dave St. Peter introducing the first physical models of the ballpark in June 2007
Photo by Jeff Ewer
Photo by Tyler Wycoff
A new restaurant going in at Fifth Street and Second Avenue
The future history of Minnesota ballparks will go here
Photo by Tyler Wycoff
No admittance -- yet! Note that you can see the seating bolts which are in place already.
Steel meets concrete, with the last rays of sun visible through the suite and concourse openings at left.
Reasonable (if not overly generous) leg room
I took this picture from the Overlook at great personal risk, because everything Thome was hitting was landing out that direction.
Balcony of the Town Ball Tavern.
Replays on the out-of-town scoreboard!
Ballpark elevation diagram, viewed from Fifth Street. (Click to enlarge.)
Notice that the wooden-backed club seats are now covered by a green tarp for protection from the elements.
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.
Many people will approace the park from this direction and it's a pretty great first glimpse. It features all the design elements in modestly condensed form, and still manages to look like a ballpark (instead of something else).
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