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Gate 34 Puckett
The lights went on, and it was a Good Thing
Directly above the ceiling here is the hidden concourse which served the upper deck prior to the renovation. That concourse was closed off to the public, but became a service level for ballpark employees. It's one of the many quirks which will be lost when the wrecking ball takes the place away.
OK, it doesn't really look like that at all...
Wood-backed seats viewed through gate 6
Puckett atrium menu part 1
Hey! An unnumbered gate!
Sunday afternoon, WFTC-HD 720P
Also from the same lobby, other window, a view which will clearly disappear before too long...
This design has a rather generic quality to it, but they appear to have considered the B garage. Though it isn't part of the model, they've clearly left room for it.
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!
From an earlier visit: Don't bother with those escalators either. They were also roped off. And how about a bench? Or a planter? Or even a trash can? That woman is doing the only thing she can: leaning up against a post to do her texting.
This will be a great neighborhood. Note that the covering is being built for the emergency access. Also, note the streamers above, which appear to be monitoring air flow.
Left field bench seating
Saturday afternoon, KMSP-HD 720P
Here you can see the real beauty of the Seventh Street side, and get a solid sense of why the overall design really works. The building's purpose is clearly visible, there are numerous connections from inside to outside, scale is nicely mitigated, the stone is attractively used, materials are pleasantly mixed and truly complementary. It's just a winner in so many ways.
Note that, even though the scoreboard appears strategically placed, it's the outfield stands which block any potential view of the field from this roof.
Installation in action (Home Plate Box)
A few weeks ago there were sand volleyball courts here. When the park opens, this will be surface parking. Maybe one day there will be something more interesting built on top of that parking...
Gate 29 Carew
These stairs will go up to the centerfield pavilion.
Directly above gate 6 "Oliva" on the Club level.
Gate 29 "Carew" is at right.
Somebody asked how long it would be before the tarp had a sponsor. Well, not very long.
Knothole non-view #1
Despite what those signs say, every one of these places was selling either snacks or Yankee memorabilia out of its front door. Do you suppose anything like this will spring up anywhere near the new Twins ballpark?
Preparations underway (Field View)
Press box, hallway to the print room
Did you know that the out-of-town scoreboard is covered by a black chain 1ink fence?
The wooden louvers are in on Fifth Street
Here's a quick look into the layout of the Metropolitan Club.
This is as close as I could get to a pedestrian-eye view of the main entrance. This is what you'll see as you enter by coming down Sixth Street.
The original Candlestick Park
Bassett Creek's path through the ballpark site (Source: Minneapolis Public Library)
First, an overview. The base of the plaza here will meet the base of Sixth Street at Second Avenue.
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