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Griffith Stadium (notch visible in lower photo at far left)
Denard Span ready, in a swoop of sunlight.
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A little higher angle shows how the two stations are close to one another but distinctly separate. The oval, glass-enclosed area is the entrance from the Northstar platform below into the ballpark. The LRT platform is comparable to the other stations along that route.
Off-topic, but this gigantic, cool, retro sign is just across the street from S&CH. Why? I don't know. Might look nice on top of one of those municipal parking ramps...
You'll be able to park here for a quick stop at the Pro Shop or ticket window.
The New as viewed from The Old.
A sharp-eyed reader caught me trying to make the best of a bad situation with my SP-570UZ on Sunday afternoon
Stairs and escalator down to the platform
This little pathway snakes between the LRT tracks and the Environmental Services Building, emptying into the parking area surrounding the HERC. It could be for maintenance, but it looks more like it's for convenience.
TC meets the Mayor (Photo by Jeff Ewer)
The entrance from the service level corridor. (You have to pass the Twins clubhouse door to get there.)
This is where chain link is being replaced with fencing which matches the plaza
Marquette looking south
Peering through Gate 34
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Here's an idea of what these Loge Boxes are all about. That guy is a waiter with no fans to serve. They seemed to have one server for about every four boxes.
The angle on the main scoreboard from the Batter's Eye is surprisingly good -- acceptable, at least.
Wind veil framing (from the inside)
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...
These openings will facilitate access to the catwalks which run throughout the canopy.
What a great sight!
This looks up Sixth Street from Hennepin. Just imagine what this will look like during a night game!
Rooftop scaffolding, for the wind veil installation?
Impractical, expensive, undeniably cool (Angel Stadium, source LP)
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...
Met Stadium seat colors (click for the complete image)
The entry from the platform to the ballpark.
This is one complicated streetscape.
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