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In the foreground you can see the supports for the plaza as it will meet the corner of North Seventh Street and Third Avenue North.
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.
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The creative design of the admin building stands in stark contrast to the horribly pedestrian appearance of the LRT platform. This design looks like it came out of a public transportation manual.
8:32 PM The glare is gone. Elapsed time: 1 hour (approximately 3 innings).
The view from my seats in Section 237 (The Trap), Row 1 (can't see much of center field without standing up...)
I believe that the truck is parked in one of the curb cutouts which are being installed to facilitate ticket sales and traffic calming.
Here's a curious little room at the end of the circulation ramp. What could they be selling there?
The Ballpark Authority at work (Source: RP)
Looking through the transit hub
I finally found the corner of TF dedicated to the Senators. What a wonderful sight.
Here's the view from the main concourse out through Gate 3 "Killebrew".
This view looks up Fifth Street toward downtown and shows how the LRT tracks sort of snuggle up to the ballpark.
Bench seating? (Click to see hi-res version.)
These guys were there, but it wasn't any of you, right?
Look closely at the overhang. You'll see the on the right it is flush with the fence, and then it sticks out farther and farther as you move toward center. More fun for Michael Cuddyer.
Big board, as viewed from section 327, row 9.
The alumni band sounded great.
Dude, this is NOT a multi-use facility.
Signature elements. (And they wonder why we think the real trees look so small...)
A skyway-level view down Seventh Street.
Millers fans leaving Nicollet Park after a game in 1923, where a trolley was waiting. (Click to enlarge.)
Hey! That limestone looks familiar!
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I had to hold the camera as far over my head as I could to get this shot, in which the infield is finally visible. It's a spot made for your average Timberwolves player.
The renderings and concept model differ here. MOJO thinks this is the perfect place for a party deck. Dave St. Peter seemed to agree!
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 splendid view from the roof of the Minikahda building. (Click to enlarge greatly.)
This isn't a very good picture, but it is the current view of the inside of a suite.
8:22 PM The sun has caused glare in the webcam, but you can still see the reflection affecting the upper deck behind home plate.
The former Ford manufacturing plant (now Ford Centre).
Trains now rumble regularly beneath the promenade.
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