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Saturday afternoon, KMSP-HD 720P
Parking ramp knothole
Click to enlarge greatly
Better them than me
Bird's-eye view of the trees
Photo by Tom Sweeney, Star Tribune
Not from Moose's tour, but it's an image you need to see. (Click to enlarge greatly.)
Lots of pix waiting to be seen from Bert's memorable night.
New Downtown Minneapolis Public Library (Source: RP)
Two plazas in Spain. (Brad and I were pretending to steal coins from the fountain. We were all just so darn funny back in high school, eh?)
The right field overhang as seen from Seventh Street (with dude)
Not me, but it might as well be.
The pouring is taking place at the very bottom of this photo.
Detail of the train tunnels (click to view the entire drawing)
Which way to the skyway? Really??
Kirby Jr. set to take down the last number
If you are into shade, there are lots of opportunities. This is from the last row in section 108 -- scoreboard not blocked in the least.
I have no idea what this is or does, but as gear goes, it's totally boss, man. (Attached to a railing just off of the Trap)
This would have been the HERC side, though it's unclear just how far over the plant the retracted roof would have gone. My fear was always that they would have to shorten the track and more of the roof would have stayed over the ballpark. The only good retractable roof is one which disappears when not in use. I don't think they could have realistically created such a thing.
The Northstar station.
Signage for the concession stand which is available from the plaza (plaques are up on the fencing)
LRT throngs after the game
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.
Here's a first view of the surprisingly spacious walkway on Fifth between the ballpark and the LRT platform.
Greatest spot in the city for cooking up some hot dogs. And would you kill for that grill?
An early concept for the pedestrial bridge. (Source: Ballpark Authority, RP)
The seating bowl of Citizens Bank Park overlaid on the Target Field site
Also warming things up are these planters.
This is the revised version of the center field pavilion (without the restaurant). It looks like there are no seats, just some ledges for people to sit on. It reminds me of the seating on the "bridge" which sticks out of the new Guthrie Theater. Anything which lands in the trees will presumably be a home run, so the "411" sign is apparently just for fun.
The green in question (click for very large version)
Click to see the full-size image.
Original Concept - With a Retractable Roof
Dramatic night-time lighting.
8:02 PM It's at peak, affecting mostly the upper deck.
This view, through a B ramp window, won't last forever.
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