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The HERC side, viewed from Fifth Street.
Reverse view, now looking down Sixth toward the park. The Met Stadium flag pole will be right there!
Stairs down to Seventh Street now have the start of railings
This is NOT Twins Territory anymore
Circulation building with construction team on top
TC gets ready to release the hounds. (Kids get to run the bases after Sunday games.)
Here is Seventh Street viewed from the west looking toward downtown. This will probably be the most pedestrian-friendly side (other than the plaza), but only if there is some psychological barrier between the people on foot and the people in their dangerously fast-moving automobiles.
The media had some beautiful foliage to use as a background.
A seating bowl comes into focus. Note that the netting has been installed on the foul pole. (Field Box)
This concourse, the uppermost, was built on top of the now-hidden old concourse during the 70s renovation.
Here's a closer look.
Beams connecting the plaza to the Target Center walkway
Name that band. Please. (Mick Sterling)
Yes, it's pretty tempting to just walk right in...
I realized I've never shown how the walkway over Seventh Street meets the A ramp
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...
Ballpark elevation viewed from Seventh Street. (Click to enlarge.)
The beautiful Promenade has become a sea of temporary barricades. (Smoker's Row outside the unnumbered gate)
This would be easy to miss, but I found it on a cart located directly behind the Batter's Eye seating on the upper concourse in center field.
I'm too short to see over that wall. How about a little platform or something?
Twins president Dave St. Peter presents his list of fan suggestions to the Ballpark Authority
Who Owns What (Click for larger version. Source: Ballpark Authority)
It was in and then quickly out of his glove. You gotta make that play.
A portrait of the 573 Club.
The service entrance area in left-center, now with bench seating
Yes, TC is smiling.
Franchise history before Minnesota. (Click to enlarge.)
The Pro Shop.
Viewed from a different angle, it seems fair to wonder is some of those seats will have slightly obscured views. Yet, if they're cheap, that's not a problem.
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