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A view into the Legend's Club
This shows the area where the Northstar platform connects with the ballpark (that translucent oval). Above that is the area which will house the Twins operations offices.
The county of my birth!
I don't know if the back side is also a test for materials, but it could be a hint of how the exposed steel supports will be finished. Or it could just be to hold up the stone.
Another view of the escalator, which apparently comes preassembled!
Home Run Porch Terrace (bottom) and View (top) as seen from the top of the B ramp
One thing that the design disguises nicely is that the Pro Shop (and other key components) are actually built over lanes of freeway. That can clearly be seen here.
This is the LRT path looking from the ballpark site (behind me) toward downtown. The line currently ends about two blocks up this street. This bridge over I-394 is also being partially rebuilt as part of the ballpark project.
From behind the wind veil
With the engine behind us, we got a real sense of how fast we were going by looking out the front (back) window
Wright's Marin County Hall of Justice, San Rafael, California (1959)
Notice that the wooden-backed club seats are now covered by a green tarp for protection from the elements.
I see an opportunity in this view for an Abbey Road-style promotional photo! Mauer, Morneau, Nathan and Cuddyer walking toward the ballpark. The only question: which one takes off his cleats?
LRT throngs after the game
Gate 29 Carew
The gate has grown a row of sponsorship
Photo by Tyler Wycoff
Emergency access as viewed from outside the ballpark
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.
This looks south and shows the track configuration for Northstar. The platform shown is just a placeholder. To the best of my knowledge, concept drawings for this platform have not been released. Keep in mind, this is NOT part of the ballpark project. It is completely separate.
Sky through steel.
The Carew lounge was all ready for some corporate event.
Gate 6 is quite large
Crosswalk taking shape.
The proposed wooden screen covering the circulation ramp on Fifth Street (at left is the equivalent screen on Seventh Street).
The back gates at Comerica park, like everything else, a bit overwrought.
For $19.95 you can load up your plate (one trip only)
Our cantilever friends will be happy to learn that there will be sections with views like this in the new stadium.
Here is a close-up of those funny little islands of seats (HRP View).
Here's the current overview from the south side of the B ramp (from which the banner at the top of this page was culled).
Another piece of the neighborhood puzzle: the Northstar platform.
Trees now line Seventh Street
Another look at the outfield stands (Photo by Tom Sweeney, Star Tribune)
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