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Concept drawing of Coomer gate (click to enlarge)
The Northstar stop has a name.
Gate 6 Oliva, with the 573 Club looming large over it (I wonder how Tony feels about that)
The renderings and concept model differ here. MOJO thinks this is the perfect place for a party deck. Dave St. Peter seemed to agree!
A peek through a tiny gate.
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?)
Pawlenty makes it official!
"I've never seen them do that before," said a Metropolitan Club waiter as I snapped this picture.
Dave St. Peter introducing the first physical models of the ballpark in June 2007
As mentioned earlier, one of the best climate-controlled views of construction is from the 7th floor elevator lobby in the A ramp. (That's Noah getting his first glimpse of the new ballpark.)
Write your own caption. (Photo by Jeff Ewer)
They help create a psychological safe area along the plaza edge, and help you forget that cars are zipping by directly beneath you.
This looks south and shows how the Northstar tracks are sheltered by the promenade above. This is the side which faces the HERC plant.
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.
Eleven flag poles
A spectacular golden hour
One more exterior view shows that, while the original look was attractive in a way, it seems to be a variation on the look of the Washington ballpark (albeit with a much more coherent collection of elements). What's remarkable is that the design team has refined the concept amazingly well, improving it immeasurably. What we're actually getting is clearly descended from this, but it's in a whole different league:
That's Jacque Jones looking up in awe at the Great Greenness.
The Metrodome is converted to its football configuration after the Twins game on August 29, 2002
The HERC promenade side.
The art panels on the Fifth Street facade as viewed from the top of the Minnekahda building.
The finished product. Note that, at the very bottom of this image, you can just barely see the tops of the windows which look into the Champion's Club. (Home Plate Box)
I never think of Ron Jackson at all.
I was surprised at how close those upper deck seats seem. From the plaza, you feel like you can reach out and touch them. It really adds to the impression of overall compactness.
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