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New section labels, but some curious choices.
More of a bird's-eye view of the same area.
The littlest Twins fan: Truman
Name that ballpark
Two concepts here remain in the final design. First is the oddly-shaped pavilion in center. Second is the section just above the right field fence. In the current design this section will hang over the field by a few feet. The original doesn't do that, but you can see that the concept goes way back in the planning.
The art panels on the Fifth Street facade as viewed from the top of the Minnekahda building.
This is very early in the day.
Gate 3 ticket window
That warning sign doesn't mention anything about the potential for bludgeoning or limb removal by the revolving doors...
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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?
Viewed from an A ramp elevator lobby.
Directly above gate 6 "Oliva" on the Club level.
A little ground's crew action in the first inning the other night.
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)
A detailed crowd shot. Click to enlarge greatly.
Looking from the middle of the third base side back toward the entry door
Note the gigantic -- and very permanent -- M's on the gates at the base of these stairs.
Having fun. Installing limestone. Good gig.
You are forgiven for wondering whether architect Tom Oslund is, in fact, a visitor from the future.
Scoreboard in profile against the skyline
View from the Overlook
Gate 29 Carew
Photo by Jared Wieseler
Look beyond the gigantic hand (a hounds tooth jacket? really?) and you'll get a glimpse of the main grandstand configuration. The two (or is it three?) levels of suites are visible, as is the design of the so-called "split upper deck," and the extensive use of limestone for decorative accents. Let's hope these little touches don't get cut as costs increase, because they make a nice tie-in from the outside of the park to the inside. Of most interest to me is the way that the very best seats are physically separated from all the rest of the seats by that limestone. There will be virtually no way to sneak into these seats. On one level, that's a somewhat sad design feature...
Back of scoreboard; facade in context.
Yes, son, Memorial Stadium used to be right there, just beyond those gates.
Puckett atrium menu part 1
View from the batter's eye seats
Hubert's remains the only sports bar within site of the Dome after 28 years of its existence. It's a cautionary tale.
A beautiful, glowing sunset after the rain.
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