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Happy Sigh.

May 2, 2007 1:10 AM

The lease is signed! The quick-take is accomplished! The railroad is happy!

Get your cars out of that lot, people! It's time to dig!

A Parking Lot

This was from January 19, 2007, when it looked like wonderful things might never happen here.

Cudos, gentlemen.

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"You talk about the magic, the aura, but what really makes a stadium is the fans. Concrete doesn't talk back to you. Chairs don't talk back to you. It's the people who are there, day in, day out, that makes the place magic."

– Bernie Williams

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Nearby, workers are finishing a support column. The guy at the bottom is using some sort of personal dirt mover (inset). Very cool.



Discussions in progress on some very brown grass...



The LRT station, sitting in a brand new urban canyon, takes shape.









Actual LRT tracks are now in the street, and buses now pass over them before entering the transit hub.



Another classic space in the making above the Hrbek gate.






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.



The limestone now wraps around onto the HERC side.



Bronze glove delivered (awaiting installation) with Met flag pole horizontal behind the gate









Some details are visible here, like the back of an escalator.









Section 125, Row 1



Fifth Street louvers way up close



Looking down what was Third Avenue, and will be a freeway entrance ramp beneath the outfield stands.



You won't see much sky from these seats, but you'll always be warm






From the ground beneath the troubled skyway.






Lunch break at the top spot. (Grandstand)



The overhang as seen through the unnumbered gate



Larry DiVito, mowing






A little ground's crew action in the first inning the other night.



Scoreboard



Serious home dugout work in progress.



Gate 3 "Killebrew"



The heretofore unseen north facade (click to enlarge). Does it look like a ballpark? And what's with the bamboo?









Click to enlarge. (Photo by Tyler Wycoff)



Not my actual kids!






From the best seat in the house (Section 8, Row A), the right field corner is blocked. (No one may care. Fine with me. People should know.)









Looking through the Oliva gate, you can see the outfield stands.



Where you are, and where you can go.












And another angle looking at the overhang area of the right field pavilion. This looks to me like a great area to watch a game.



Wayfinding within the B ramp is still a work in progress.



No offense, TC, but you're pointing exactly the wrong direction if you want people to use the ramp opening to your right...



Looking up Fifth, with LRT tracks and B ramp at left





Glossary

BPM - Ballpark Magic

BRT - Bus Rapid Transit

DSP - Dave St. Peter

FSE - Full Season Equivalent

FYS - Fake Yankee Stadium (see also: NYS)

HERC - Hennepin Energy Resource Company (aka the Garbage Burner)

HPB - Home Plate Box

HRP - Home Run Porch

LC - Legends Club

LRT - Light Rail Transit

MBA - Minnesota Ballpark Authority (will own Target Field)

MOA - Mall of America

MSFC - Minnesota Sports Facilities Commission (owns the Metrodome)

NYS - New Yankee Stadium

SRO - Standing Room Only

STH - Season Ticket Holder

TCFBS - TCF Bank Stadium

TF - Target Field

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Not a "Third Edition" exactly,
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Original edition (2000, round)
 


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