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Oh, a flag pole will be so much more...dignified
This is the actual entrance for Gate 6. Notice how close the seating will be. The back row of the lower deck will be mere inches beyond that inner support post.
Mussina's first pitch. (Playing 3rd: Not A-Rod)
Now from the inside looking at the same area.
The rough outlines of our urban trench. (North is up.)
The right field overhang is in place, and the first base stands are starting to go in.
Lots of sun, but not much scoreboard from 127
The original Candlestick Park
Limestone still dominates the Seventh Street walkway from a pedestrian point of view. But brick take over as you move upward -- a concession to cost, no doubt.
Artist at (very painstaking) work
Seventh Street circulation
Looking up Fifth, with LRT tracks and B ramp at left
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).
B ramp glimpse
Anna keeps the riff raff under control.
Saturday afternoon, KMSP-HD 720P
One half of those windows are well-used.
Loading docks to the right, VIP entrances to the left.
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...
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.
Looking through the Oliva gate, you can see the outfield stands.
Sometime in the late 1980s: B ramp is under construction. Not yet built: Target Center, I-394 and the A ramp.
Gate 29 "Carew" is at right.
Auxiliary scoreboard (note to TF principles: this is a very good idea)
I love views like this. They show just how much Target Field shimmers. (Photo by Jeff Ewer)
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The alumni band sounded great.
Working on the connecting LRT tracks (this view looks up Fifth Street toward downtown.)
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