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Look beyond the gigantic hand (a hounds tooth jacket? really?) and you'll get a glimpse of the main grandstand configuration. The two (or is it three?) levels of suites are visible, as is the design of the so-called "split upper deck," and the extensive use of limestone for decorative accents. Let's hope these little touches don't get cut as costs increase, because they make a nice tie-in from the outside of the park to the inside. Of most interest to me is the way that the very best seats are physically separated from all the rest of the seats by that limestone. There will be virtually no way to sneak into these seats. On one level, that's a somewhat sad design feature...
Dan Kenney provided this alternate shot of a walkway behind the view level
Ticket window at Gate 29/Carew
CBP: retro in facade only
At left, across the tracks by that pile of dirt is where the Northstar commuter train platform will be built, and where Twins fans will apparently NOT be able to get a train after night games. (For reference, that's the Fifth Street bridge, with the ballpark site just beyond it. The east corner of Ford Centre is just visible at the right edge of the picture.)
2014 Twins ASG promo bat.
Yes, it's pretty tempting to just walk right in...
Nuts on Clark (a couple blocks north of Wrigley Field)
There are no caddies in baseball.
Looking south (toward Seventh Street).
Seventh Street circulation
Catwalks provide access to the View Level seats (from the Ballpark Authority July update)
Now, why is there horse shit on the street next to Target Field? (I saw it in two places. Mounted police maybe?)
Having fun. Installing limestone. Good gig.
Bird's-eye view of the trees
Glove from above
TC gets ready to release the hounds. (Kids get to run the bases after Sunday games.)
The glorious Gate 34
Upper deck view of the out-of-town scoreboard.
The Puckett atrium fireplace is just barely visible at the far left.
I do love the upper concourse. Feels like home already.
Mary Larson (left), a music teacher from Maple Grove, was a TwinsFest SSB winner and got to sing the anthem before the game.
Banners on the parking ramp are a great touch. They help manage scale and turn a lemon into lemonade. On my way there today I passed the WCCO building and remembered how the Twins schedule used to be painted in giant form on the side of that building (which is no longer visible). Wouldn't that be a great thing to resurrect on the side of that ramp? A giant Twins schedule. I always thought that was cool.
TC caps everywhere! (Is that you?)
The Ballpark Authority at work (Source: RP)
7:42 PM It moves to the left in the image and begins to blossom.
"I've never seen them do that before," said a Metropolitan Club waiter as I snapped this picture.
The visitor's clubhouse at Target Field. (Photo by Javen Swanson)
Yes, TC is smiling.
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