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Viewed from the A ramp.
This is one complicated streetscape.
Walkway entrance from ramp
From an earlier visit: Don't bother with those escalators either. They were also roped off. And how about a bench? Or a planter? Or even a trash can? That woman is doing the only thing she can: leaning up against a post to do her texting.
Photo by Tom Sweeney, Star Tribune
Dancing for the cameras
From the B ramp, 6th level elevator lobby window
For executive entertaining
This is the start of construction on the Northstar platform which will feed under the bridge and to a lobby with escalators and elevators just inside the ballpark's public concourse. Compared to the ballpark construction, this looks kind of puny. But the work just to get the trains to come has been positively Herculean. Future generations will look back at this with awe.
Finished product (Field Terrace)
Wright's Marin County Hall of Justice, San Rafael, California (1959)
Here's the current overview from the south side of the B ramp (from which the banner at the top of this page was culled).
Before the team came out to warm up, Kirby Puckett, Jr. was playing Frisbee out in center.
The entry from the platform to the ballpark.
August 2001 (a month later we were engaged)
The canopy as viewed through the outfield stands. The lighting approach, despite what you may have heard, is actually very traditional.
Here's the view as you step to the front of the outer moat beyond first base.
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.
The same section seen from Target Center. Yep, looks like bridge supports.
Walkway construction is progressing
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Stepping inside the circulation building
Serious home dugout work in progress.
Supports viewed from beneath. These seats will be just a few feet from the outside edge of the building!
Seventh inning sing-along.
This view looks up Fifth Street toward downtown and shows how the LRT tracks sort of snuggle up to the ballpark.
Directly above gate 6 "Oliva" on the Club level.
Photo by Jeff Ewer
Just to the right, more ticket machines. These things are everywhere.
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