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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)
Train. (What is it about baseball and trains?)
Work has begun on the plaza, and the activity has started to impact I-394 traffic.
Looking back toward downtown from the end of the balcony
What can you see from up there? Some say not much.
In March, we were still only imagining baseball through those windows.
Most of the main concourse is filled with construction materials...
Limestone still dominates the Seventh Street walkway from a pedestrian point of view. But brick take over as you move upward -- a concession to cost, no doubt.
That is the gun-metal gray wall of The Stadium just beyond the elevated tracks.
Some brick work out in the centerfield pavilion.
Not much facade left to be finished at this point.
Just to the right, more ticket machines. These things are everywhere.
Dancing for the cameras
A detail from the above image shows that the section signage is now in place
I think that's a pig up there on that vane!
Steel meets concrete, with the last rays of sun visible through the suite and concourse openings at left.
Love the red flowers -- just like the original concept drawings. That NEVER happens.
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 is the view from the Seventh Street circulation ramp. It will eventually be covered by the wood louvers.
Steel going up fast.
The french fry lights were on!
Also warming things up are these planters.
A little higher angle shows how the two stations are close to one another but distinctly separate. The oval, glass-enclosed area is the entrance from the Northstar platform below into the ballpark. The LRT platform is comparable to the other stations along that route.
Artist at (very painstaking) work
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?)
It's a great view of the action, though standing here is somewhat discouraged.
The flowers don't have quite the fullness depicted in the original sketches (where they were positively overflowing), but they are quite lovely -- a great, subtle touch. And that's probably a very challenging place to grow anything.
Supports for the little sections in the outfield.
You write the caption...
...but you can get a feel for what it will be like.
A slightly different elevation drawing, again viewed from Fifth Street, with some labels. (Click to enlarge.)
For $19.95 you can load up your plate (one trip only)
Flagpole historian Ben McEvers at far right (click for the full photo set, graciously loaned to this site by Pat Backen)
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