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Integrating the administration building was really a great idea. Actually, there will be more things inside than just offices, but that will probably be some sweet space.
There are no caddies in baseball.
Photo by Jared Wieseler
Puckett atrium menu part 2 (Those prices match elsewhere in the ballpark.)
Here you can see the real beauty of the Seventh Street side, and get a solid sense of why the overall design really works. The building's purpose is clearly visible, there are numerous connections from inside to outside, scale is nicely mitigated, the stone is attractively used, materials are pleasantly mixed and truly complementary. It's just a winner in so many ways.
I noticed this detail while taking the previous picture. I figure that it must be the VIP entrance from the surface parking lot. I don't think there is any parking inside the ballpark, so this entrance will likely be for suite-dwellers and other VIPs, though I can't say for sure whether players will enter here.
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Trains now rumble regularly beneath the promenade.
Looking up toward Seventh Street.
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The same section seen from Target Center. Yep, looks like bridge supports.
Saints between innings
The splendid view from the roof of the Minikahda building. (Click to enlarge greatly.)
...but you can get a feel for what it will be like.
Yep, that's real grass down there, son.
1885 Sanborn Map Image (Source: Sanborn Map Collection, Minneapolis Public Library, Copyright © 2001 by The Sanborn Map Company, Sanborn Library, LLC)
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This looks south and shows the track configuration for Northstar. The platform shown is just a placeholder. To the best of my knowledge, concept drawings for this platform have not been released. Keep in mind, this is NOT part of the ballpark project. It is completely separate.
I had to hold the camera as far over my head as I could to get this shot, in which the infield is finally visible. It's a spot made for your average Timberwolves player.
This shows the area where the Northstar platform connects with the ballpark (that translucent oval). Above that is the area which will house the Twins operations offices.
Gate 29 Carew
That's part of the wind veil, waiting in the B ramp for installation
LRT station has appeared.
Viewed from up Sixth Street, the tip of the canopy looks like the claw of some gigantic crustacean!
Looking up toward Sixth Street.
This view looks through the opening in the fence where the crosswalk will be.
This guy at the Puckett atrium chef stand caught me taking the picture and said I should stop back later because he was "just getting started." I still don't know what he meant.
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