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The Ballpark Wall! (really stunning)
The wall of brands at General Mills headquarters in Golden Valley (Source: RP)
The windows have started going in.
Most of the main concourse is filled with construction materials...
The media all turned out!
This is what passes for imagination at Miller Park -- they didn't even get the shape right! (Source: LP)
Lots of sun, but not much scoreboard from 127
Hit gap, win suit!
Look closely and you'll see limestone on the front of the press box!
Seat logos in place
Wrigley Field viewed while approaching on foot from the northwest
I know you've seen these, but is there a better finishing touch anywhere else in baseball? I know not one.
The LRT station, sitting in a brand new urban canyon, takes shape.
Window area sketched by the limestone
This is the Carew gate covered in plastic.
This is during halftime.
Seville's certainly will benefit from 81 games a year played about a block away! (When I walked by on this day, the place looked deserted, but I stand corrected!)
Final pieces arrive
Seventh Street circulation
Finally, a night game image -- complete with fireworks! (OK, it's either a construction photo which has been Photoshopped, or some lucky photographer spent the Fourth of July in the upper deck watching the fireworks over the river. Cool either way.)
Secret entrance exposed!
Here's one big problem with a retractable roof: completely terrible seating in left. These scant few seats would have been tucked under the track. No sunshine, no open concourse, it was a terribly kludgy idea. With some hindsight, it's very clear that adding a retractable roof on this small site would have required compromises which would have just been too extensive to tolerate. Without it, the design was free to grow into something much more memorable.
TCF Bank Stadium (click to enlarge)
The former Ford manufacturing plant (now Ford Centre).
Print press box
This looks up Fifth Street (LRT train visible in the distance). This bridge is also being partially rebuilt (see next photo).
The lot within the lot.
Now we know what the English phone booths were for...
Fifth Street louvers way up close
I took this picture from the Overlook at great personal risk, because everything Thome was hitting was landing out that direction.
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