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Here is where the signature art (original Twins logo) will be placed.
This is what I was working on while my photo was taken (click to see a VERY BIG version).
Scoreboard installation in progress
Click to enlarge.
Above the Carew gate
A recent view of the Bud deck in progress
8:22 PM The sun has caused glare in the webcam, but you can still see the reflection affecting the upper deck behind home plate.
In addition to the Pro Shop facade, you can see more gravel being laid before the final plaza surface is poured.
Look closely and you'll see limestone on the front of the press box!
This is the start of construction on the Northstar platform which will feed under the bridge and to a lobby with escalators and elevators just inside the ballpark's public concourse. Compared to the ballpark construction, this looks kind of puny. But the work just to get the trains to come has been positively Herculean. Future generations will look back at this with awe.
Home Run Porch Terrace
A trailer village has sprung up to the south.
The old flour Gold Medal Flour Mill, located next to the new Guthrie theater (Source: RP)
Opening Day 2008 (By Currier & Ives)
The storage tunnel is barely visible at left behind that guy.
Since pictures of the ballpark are forbidden, perhaps you'll enjoy this shot of the lovely apple tree in my front yard.
This is the staircase (ramp?) leading up to the trapezoid. Nice flagpole too. You'll be able to find me and Ben McEvers at the base of that flagpole on opening day in 2010!
The Pro Shop.
You can get a hand-carved sandwich, or ice cream while pondering the career of Julio Becquer.
This looks south and shows the track configuration for Northstar. The platform shown is just a placeholder. To the best of my knowledge, concept drawings for this platform have not been released. Keep in mind, this is NOT part of the ballpark project. It is completely separate.
Nicely-cushioned seats, lots of room, great sightlines
The scoreboard terminates the view on Fifth Street as seen from Hennepin
This is some of the signage in place for concession stands.
The model still shows the Batters Eye Club, which is no longer part of the design.
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.
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.
OK, it doesn't really look like that at all...
Look at all that blank space. Canvas! (What should go on those walls? A giant schedule perhaps?)
Here's a closer look at the bullpen area. It's hard to tell for sure, but I think there is still an opening to the concourse right above.
Section 237, Row 15 (top of the Trap)
A mysterious smile from within a very deep planter!
This is the Metropolitan Club as viewed from the future Ballpark Authority office space.
Legend's Club, Section E (Click to enlarge greatly.)
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