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Here's the field of posts which will support the third base side of the grandstand. Some walls have started to appear about where the Northstar riders will enter the park.
From the best seat in the house (Section 8, Row A), the right field corner is blocked. (No one may care. Fine with me. People should know.)
Ketchup, mustard, relish, mustard, ketchup
Concept drawing for the fan/player appreciation wall. (Click to enlarge.)
They help create a psychological safe area along the plaza edge, and help you forget that cars are zipping by directly beneath you.
At left, across the tracks by that pile of dirt is where the Northstar commuter train platform will be built, and where Twins fans will apparently NOT be able to get a train after night games. (For reference, that's the Fifth Street bridge, with the ballpark site just beyond it. The east corner of Ford Centre is just visible at the right edge of the picture.)
Wood-backed seats viewed through gate 6
Night (about the 7th inning)
The main ticketing area beneath the restaurant.
The model still shows the Batters Eye Club, which is no longer part of the design.
Photo by Tyler Wycoff
A slightly different elevation drawing, again viewed from Fifth Street, with some labels. (Click to enlarge.)
Earl Santee, principle architect for HOK Sport, presents some concepts while Mike Opat listens
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.
Many people will approace the park from this direction and it's a pretty great first glimpse. It features all the design elements in modestly condensed form, and still manages to look like a ballpark (instead of something else).
If you arrive by bus, your first glimpse of the park will be the scoreboard's profile. (Viewed from the bus station in the B ramp.)
I didn't check the menu too closely, but it looks like all the standard fare is available, and not much of the non-standard stuff.
The field will feel very close.
Nine spots for hops bats.
Catwalks provide access to the View Level seats (from the Ballpark Authority July update)
Looking northeast from the ballpark site (Source: LP)
Steps going up at Gate 29/Carew
The HERC side, viewed from Fifth Street.
The visitor's clubhouse at Target Field. (Photo by Javen Swanson)
Look closely and you'll see limestone on the front of the press box!
Someone please get those poor people a drink of water. (Gate 34, after the game had started)
A seating bowl comes into focus. Note that the netting has been installed on the foul pole. (Field Box)
This is a background image extracted from one of the blueprint pages. It's essentially a schematic of the park (Terrace Level). In it you can see the shape of the various seating areas (to a certain extent).
The New as viewed from The Old.
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