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Here's the entrance from the seating bowl. It's down the outer moat, just beyond the last of the Dugout Box sections.
The Northstar stop has a name.
Concept drawing of Coomer gate (click to enlarge)
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...
B ramp glimpse
Instrument of evil.
New section labels, but some curious choices.
Inspecting the delivery
Rooftop scaffolding, for the wind veil installation?
Trains now rumble regularly beneath the promenade.
Two train stations
I do love the upper concourse. Feels like home already.
A place to sit (does it look like a pitcher's mound to you?)
Looking out from under Gate 34
Photo by Tyler Wycoff
These stairs will go up to the centerfield pavilion.
This looks south and shows how the Northstar tracks are sheltered by the promenade above. This is the side which faces the HERC plant.
This gate opens onto Seventh Street from the circulation ramps, but it appears to actually be an entrance gate, rather than an exit gate. It has something of a Bat Cave feel about it because it's not a gate proper, but an area of louvers that will swing in, virtually disappearing when closed...
Just think: It could look like this!
We took refuge for a time in the Twins Pub where you can drink a beer (or just hang out) and listen to some ballpark tunes. The organ is decorated with a TC (of course) and what looked like drawings which Sue has received from kids.
Champion's Club moat (windows are found at the base of the limestone behind the seats -- not visible in this image)
I know these are giants bats with hops growing inside, but... Hmm...
The images on that wall appear to be of great Twins moments in history.
Dan Mehls, Mortenson Construction
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