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Here's the view as you step to the front of the outer moat beyond first base.
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.
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Sometime in the late 1980s: B ramp is under construction. Not yet built: Target Center, I-394 and the A ramp.
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.
The New as viewed from The Old.
The glorious Gate 34
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The limestone now wraps around onto the HERC side.
All that's left is to add wood! (Seventh Street circulation ramp.)
Town Ball Tavern balcony
The equivalent spot on the model.
Lots of pix waiting to be seen from Bert's memorable night.
Some people will go to work here every day.
I still counted 11 flag poles...
Looking back toward First Avenue
The circulation ramp on Fifth Street is shaping up very quickly.
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Working on the connecting LRT tracks (this view looks up Fifth Street toward downtown.)
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I realized I've never shown how the walkway over Seventh Street meets the A ramp
A glimpse of the rather plain west facade (the side which faces the HERC plant).
This looks like a Twins Pub, but is actually the scoreboard operations.
Harmon is visible (barely) at the very center of the crowd.
A mural featuring the names of a bunch of Minnesota towns.
Life in the shadows
This is from inside the B ramp, where an entrance to the plaza will one day be
The splendid view from the roof of the Minikahda building. (Click to enlarge greatly.)
A distinct misstep, ostensibly to guard against missteps. But methinks I smell a lawyer...
The Overlook, as seen by outfielders
Puckett atrium chef stand menu
In March, we were still only imagining baseball through those windows.
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