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Target Plaza looking toward the grandstand
Here's another look at the Oliva gate.
Work in progress.
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.
To the left, out of view, was a row of guys in very nice suits. Most I did not recognize.
The steel cage expands.
Photo by Jeff Ewer
This is an angle I have not used very much, from the top of the Fifth Street ramp. Because the wall is so tall (forget about watching a game from here for free -- OK, maybe with a step stool) I have to hold the camera up over my head and just snap, hoping I get something good. Here I did. This view then looks to the southwest.
Main concourse, looking south toward the area behind home plate.
Look at all those flag poles! But wouldn't the one from Met Stadium look great just inside the gates in the middle of that entrance plaza?
Looking across the top of the batter's eye
Note the gigantic -- and very permanent -- M's on the gates at the base of these stairs.
New Year's Eve, 2008
Dancing for the cameras
Now from the inside looking at the same area.
Gate 29 Carew
We took refuge for a time in the Twins Pub where you can drink a beer (or just hang out) and listen to some ballpark tunes. The organ is decorated with a TC (of course) and what looked like drawings which Sue has received from kids.
Also from the B ramp entrance off of Third, a look up at the tiny crack between ballpark and parking ramp
I believe that the truck is parked in one of the curb cutouts which are being installed to facilitate ticket sales and traffic calming.
I don't know if the back side is also a test for materials, but it could be a hint of how the exposed steel supports will be finished. Or it could just be to hold up the stone.
Eleven flag poles
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Reasonable (if not overly generous) leg room
4th inning in the thinning crowd of the Grandstand.
Memorabilia on display in the Metropolitan Club
That group was working on something very carefully, but I couldn't tell just what it was.
The view from the Penn Ave entrance to 394 (and all the way into town! Click to enlarge)
A timeline of design and construction of the ballpark. (Click to enlarge. Photo by Tyler Wycoff)
I don't exactly know what this is. A first-aid station? Concession office?
That's Noah and my brother, Chris, checking out the Loge Box amenities
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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