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This is also the promenade, where the first indications of the final texture of the walkway can be seen. This layer of concrete is going on top of gravel (as has been done over on the plaza).
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.
This is the LRT bridge under construction as viewed from the east looking west. The ballpark facade would be at the left in this photo.
Approach in the A ramp to the skywalk over Seventh
This is some of the signage in place for concession stands.
A seating bowl comes into focus. Note that the netting has been installed on the foul pole. (Field Box)
The first completed mural
Staircase entrance. You cannot miss them.
Here we are waiting for the first train to arrive at the station (Nov 14).
Final Metrodome baseball sight
This view, from the Minnekahda building (or possibly a predecessor), looks toward the right field corner. The City Market, at left, occupied the land where the B ramp and Target Plaza now stand (over I-394). And the Overlook now juts out just a little beyond where that driveway enters the railyard.
Double plays will be turned here.
A walkway begins to form (this is as close as you can get right now)
Polo Grounds from the south
A desolate Marquette Ave
Looking from the doorway to the south, across Seventh Street
You are forgiven for wondering whether architect Tom Oslund is, in fact, a visitor from the future.
One thing that the design disguises nicely is that the Pro Shop (and other key components) are actually built over lanes of freeway. That can clearly be seen here.
Photo by Tyler Wycoff
An early concept for the pedestrial bridge. (Source: Ballpark Authority, RP)
B ramp at left, ballpark at right (and visible far away through the tiny crack)
The 1963 team won 91 games! (Click to enlarge and see the names)
This looks up Fifth Street (LRT train visible in the distance). This bridge is also being partially rebuilt (see next photo).
Handshakes all around (there's gonna be a lot of that over the next few weeks)
Dome, what have you taken from us?
A little ground's crew action in the first inning the other night.
As mentioned earlier, one of the best climate-controlled views of construction is from the 7th floor elevator lobby in the A ramp. (That's Noah getting his first glimpse of the new ballpark.)
Met Stadium seat colors (click for the complete image)
This is the revised version of the center field pavilion (without the restaurant). It looks like there are no seats, just some ledges for people to sit on. It reminds me of the seating on the "bridge" which sticks out of the new Guthrie Theater. Anything which lands in the trees will presumably be a home run, so the "411" sign is apparently just for fun.
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).
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