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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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Our engineer.



The Metrodome hot dog vendor. (Source: RP)



This view looks through the opening in the fence where the crosswalk will be.



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.






Here's an idea of what these Loge Boxes are all about. That guy is a waiter with no fans to serve. They seemed to have one server for about every four boxes.






Jose Alvalade XXI Stadium in Lisbon, Portugal has towers much like I'm imagining to hold up our canopy while also making a bold statement on the horizon






Center field seating



TC caps everywhere! (Is that you?)


















Click to enlarge.






Stairs down to the sidewalk from the skywalk over Seventh






The main concourse is a very busy place at all times.






A distinct misstep, ostensibly to guard against missteps. But methinks I smell a lawyer...



I suppose that one day my son will graduate from Mrs. Fields to Hooters. At least he won't have to travel too far. *Shudder*









Yankee Stadium






The former Ford manufacturing plant (now Ford Centre).



Spring of 1982 (click to enlarge greatly -- can you pick out Kent Hrbek?)



Panels arriving on flatbed trailers in front of the Twins' dugout.



Looking up Sixth Street, now barricaded for plaza extension.



Hops! (conceptual only)



The circulation ramp on Fifth Street is shaping up very quickly.






Photo by Tyler Wycoff



The Ballpark Authority at work (Source: RP)






A closer look at the grid on the Pro Shop.



Before the team came out to warm up, Kirby Puckett, Jr. was playing Frisbee out in center.



This mural is behind the staircase. The window looks onto the promenade, and the door goes to a kitchen.



Washington



A view from up (and in) the street.









Now, why is there horse shit on the street next to Target Field? (I saw it in two places. Mounted police maybe?)



These two sections are within a few feet of one another.



Looking back toward downtown from the end of the balcony


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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First Edition (1992)
 


Second Edition (2006)
 


(2008)
 

Selected Bibliography - Surveys
 


(1975)
 


Second Edition (1987)
 


Not a "Third Edition" exactly,
but it replaced the above title
(2000)
 


(2000, large coffee table)
 


Original edition (2000, round)
 


Revised edition (2006, round)
 


(2001, medium coffee table)
 


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Book and six ballpark miniatures
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