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That's Fifth Street (and a tattooed arm) in the foreground.
The lights have covers on the top, presumably to reduce light pollution
Through the windows of the Metropolitan Club you can see one of the displays of Met Stadium memorabilia.
Signage for the concession stand which is available from the plaza (plaques are up on the fencing)
Before the team came out to warm up, Kirby Puckett, Jr. was playing Frisbee out in center.
The finished product.
The HERC promenade side.
Serious home dugout work in progress.
Our conductor in Big Lake
This isn't a very good picture, but it is the current view of the inside of a suite.
Here's where I was when the alarm went off, and though the siren wasn't terribly loud, at least one guy is plugging his ears.
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?)
The transit corner entrance (Photo by Tom Sweeney, Star Tribune)
Spring of 1982 (click to enlarge greatly -- can you pick out Kent Hrbek?)
These outfield stands will likely remain visible to passersby.
This is the trapezoid (for lack of a better name) in right center. Be sure to notice section of seats just below the pavilion and above the fence (which I hadn't noticed before). For those who are interested, what looks like an old-style scoreboard is in fact a high-def video board which will look, at times, like an old-fashioned scoreboard.
The view through a construction "knothole".
Here is the most recent outfield configuration, captured from the animation video. We probably shouldn't make too much of the logos seen on the scoreboard: Best Buy, Dairy Queen, Target, Pepsi, Dodge and Qwest...
A skyway-level view down Seventh Street.
A portrait of the 573 Club.
I believe that the truck is parked in one of the curb cutouts which are being installed to facilitate ticket sales and traffic calming.
The completed promenade
I think this promenade over the railroad tracks needs a name. How about the Halsey Hall Promenade? (Please do not throw cigar butts onto the tracks!)
This view, through a B ramp window, won't last forever.
Off-topic, but this gigantic, cool, retro sign is just across the street from S&CH. Why? I don't know. Might look nice on top of one of those municipal parking ramps...
Click to enlarge.
Detail showing clubhouse and home dugout (click to see the entire drawing)
Looking across the top of the B parking ramp. Notice that signage will block any attempts at seeing the game from up there. Also take note of the glassed in area which is part club and part office space for the Ballpark Authority.
Instrument of evil.
First, an overview. The base of the plaza here will meet the base of Sixth Street at Second Avenue.
Fifth Street louvers way up close
Mussina's first pitch. (Playing 3rd: Not A-Rod)
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