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For some inexplicable reason, a lot of the new parks being built these days feature grand staircases like this one.
September 23, 2007
I saw it at another park...
This is the plaza as viewed from the A ramp.
Opening day, 2010
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.
Look familiar? Unfortunately, just adding little balconies with cool angles will not offset the pervading ugliness.
Ye Olde Tyme Vegetable Cart (and its modern cousin)
This is the entrance behind home plate (not visible in the renderings which have been released). It shows that the upper deck is set back from the facade -- a very good thing if it remains in the final design.
The green is a composite of the topmost seating areas in the new ballpark. The gray is a scale diagram of the Metrodome.
Today's match-up (click to enlarge)
TC gets ready to release the hounds. (Kids get to run the bases after Sunday games.)
Fencing is going up all along the plaza
The view from the Penn Ave entrance to 394 (and all the way into town! Click to enlarge)
Twins president Dave St. Peter presents his list of fan suggestions to the Ballpark Authority
Here we are waiting for the first train to arrive at the station (Nov 14).
Looking through it, you can see the outfield pavilion (upper deck at least).
The heretofore unseen north facade (click to enlarge). Does it look like a ballpark? And what's with the bamboo?
That's Noah and my brother, Chris, checking out the Loge Box amenities
Having fun. Installing limestone. Good gig.
At left, across the tracks by that pile of dirt is where the Northstar commuter train platform will be built, and where Twins fans will apparently NOT be able to get a train after night games. (For reference, that's the Fifth Street bridge, with the ballpark site just beyond it. The east corner of Ford Centre is just visible at the right edge of the picture.)
Concept drawing of Coomer gate (click to enlarge)
Detail of the train tunnels (click to view the entire drawing)
Concept drawing for the fan/player appreciation wall. (Click to enlarge.)
This concourse, the uppermost, was built on top of the now-hidden old concourse during the 70s renovation.
The main ticketing area beneath the restaurant.
The green in question (click for very large version)
The canopy as viewed through the outfield stands. The lighting approach, despite what you may have heard, is actually very traditional.
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