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A view straight on of the Pro Shop area and ticket windows (just barely visible). The piers you see beneath the plaza are already almost completed (see final photo).
Then you turn around to this!
Ballpark elevation viewed from the promenade (HERC plant) side. (Click to enlarge.)
A place to sit (does it look like a pitcher's mound to you?)
A peek through a tiny gate.
I noticed this detail while taking the previous picture. I figure that it must be the VIP entrance from the surface parking lot. I don't think there is any parking inside the ballpark, so this entrance will likely be for suite-dwellers and other VIPs, though I can't say for sure whether players will enter here.
A slightly different elevation drawing, again viewed from Fifth Street, with some labels. (Click to enlarge.)
Wind veil framing (from the inside)
Note reflected sunset (7:30 PM). Could be a worry...
Future home of the Met Stadium flag pole
A mysterious smile from within a very deep planter!
These images are found at the top of the staircase, which leads to the Suite Level.
Big board, as viewed from section 327, row 9.
Lots of people are doing it.
For some inexplicable reason, a lot of the new parks being built these days feature grand staircases like this one.
One of the many supports being built over the tracks.
A classic profile on the horizon
The main ticketing area beneath the restaurant.
Millers fans leaving Nicollet Park after a game in 1923, where a trolley was waiting. (Click to enlarge.)
Viewed from up Sixth Street (that's Target Center on the left), you can get an idea of how the connection is currently planned. As it stands now, the plaza will extend to that support pillar, from which a stairway will empty to the sidewalk below. If they get their wish, additional support structures will provide a walkway along Target Center which will gradually (without stairs) meet the sidewalk somewhere up near First Avenue.
Name that band. Please. (Mick Sterling)
Circulation building with construction team on top
A few weeks ago there were sand volleyball courts here. When the park opens, this will be surface parking. Maybe one day there will be something more interesting built on top of that parking...
Loading dock -- already in use!
Just up the foul line, it looks like the base of the wall in foul territory on the right side.
Site plan for the new Nationals ballpark, with the size of the Rapid Park site overlaid
Not from Moose's tour, but it's an image you need to see. (Click to enlarge greatly.)
Looking across the top of the B parking ramp. Notice that signage will block any attempts at seeing the game from up there. Also take note of the glassed in area which is part club and part office space for the Ballpark Authority.
In March, we were still only imagining baseball through those windows.
This looks like a Twins Pub, but is actually the scoreboard operations.
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