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The plaza as viewed from across the park. The right field overhang section will be built just in from where the plaza supports are.
TCF Bank Stadium (click to enlarge)
The canopy as viewed through the outfield stands. The lighting approach, despite what you may have heard, is actually very traditional.
Viewed from up Sixth Street, the tip of the canopy looks like the claw of some gigantic crustacean!
Workers against green
Ballpark elevation viewed from the promenade (HERC plant) side. (Click to enlarge.)
A path for workers -- don't touch the plaza! -- in front of three giant Chia pets
From last week, you can see the piers taking shape. I believe that the front row, visible here as just forms and reinforcing rods, is the front edge of the plaza.
Franchise history before Minnesota. (Click to enlarge.)
Target Plaza in model form
Work in progress.
Larry DiVito takes a last check of everything before the game starts
I think that's a pig up there on that vane!
Discussions in progress on some very brown grass...
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 staircase (ramp?) leading up to the trapezoid. Nice flagpole too. You'll be able to find me and Ben McEvers at the base of that flagpole on opening day in 2010!
Best view available from the "B" ramp.
Note that the sign in the background will NOT be changed because "Twins Way" doesn't extend this far north.
This is also the promenade, where the first indications of the final texture of the walkway can be seen. This layer of concrete is going on top of gravel (as has been done over on the plaza).
That's Bert back at the Met on Photo Day, September 15, 1974.
That warning sign doesn't mention anything about the potential for bludgeoning or limb removal by the revolving doors...
Bassett Creek's original path (Source: Metropolitan Design Center)
The view out Gate 6 "Oliva".
At Comerica Park, some aisles have railings and some do not.
Signage for the concession stand which is available from the plaza (plaques are up on the fencing)
Solution for a hot night, just inside Gate 34 (that's a cool mist, by the way, not hot steam, which would be kind of cruel)
The first completed mural
B ramp glimpse
Secret entrance exposed!
Visual depiction of current stadium legislation
This is some of the signage in place for concession stands.
Believe it or not, the actual outfield wall will be about where this fence is now!
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