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There are no caddies in baseball.
Miller Park: Gymnasium with skylight (Source: RP)
Gate 29 Carew (note the walkway above open to the street where you can shout down at your lost friends to tell them where to meet you)
One more exterior view shows that, while the original look was attractive in a way, it seems to be a variation on the look of the Washington ballpark (albeit with a much more coherent collection of elements). What's remarkable is that the design team has refined the concept amazingly well, improving it immeasurably. What we're actually getting is clearly descended from this, but it's in a whole different league:
Another classic space in the making above the Hrbek gate.
The Puckett Atrium
Concept drawing for the fan/player appreciation wall. (Click to enlarge.)
This is the main entry to the Pro Shop. The second entry, located just outside the turnstiles, is indicated by the arrow.
Looking down what was Third Avenue, and will be a freeway entrance ramp beneath the outfield stands.
A sign that your mall is all but dead: roped off escalators. (This is at about 4:00 PM on a weekday.)
Look closely at the overhang. You'll see the on the right it is flush with the fence, and then it sticks out farther and farther as you move toward center. More fun for Michael Cuddyer.
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.
Here is one of the concept drawings referenced (but not shown) in the MPR story (conceptual ballpark at left, LRT tracks switched to the north half of the Fifth Street bridge, which is actually in all of the long-range plans).
Now looking north, the tracks emerge from beneath Seventh Street as freight tracks only. The Northstar line ends at the northwest corner of the ballpark. One day, however, you can bet that other passenger trains will approach from the southwest metro on these tracks -- if our legislators are smart and persistent, that is.
The lot within the lot.
No, that's not Kent Hrbek. It's catcher Glenn Borgmann.
For those who have never seen it up close, that's what it looks like when steam comes out of the HERC plant.
This looks from the base of the stairs, behind the big pillars, toward the street.
September 23, 2007
Some people will go to work here every day.
In addition to the Pro Shop facade, you can see more gravel being laid before the final plaza surface is poured.
(Click to enlarge.)
Night (about the 7th inning)
The HERC promenade side.
This is as close as I could get to a pedestrian-eye view of the main entrance. This is what you'll see as you enter by coming down Sixth Street.
Some of Minneapolis' finest checking out the construction through a spot where a knothole will be one day.
Lots of self-portraits were taken here after the final out.
Detail of view to the northeast (Source: LP)
Scoreboard as viewed from Fifth Street.
Looking for some detail
2007, Noah's first game (Torii's last)
The littlest Twins fan: Truman
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