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An escalator was going in the day I was there.
I took this picture just moments before Morneau's homer landed almost exactly where I had been standing. If only I hadn't wanted to watch the game...
The green is a composite of the topmost seating areas in the new ballpark. The gray is a scale diagram of the Metrodome.
Did you know that the out-of-town scoreboard is covered by a black chain 1ink fence?
I didn't check the menu too closely, but it looks like all the standard fare is available, and not much of the non-standard stuff.
Puckett atrium menu part 2 (Those prices match elsewhere in the ballpark.)
Pawlenty makes it official!
(Click to enlarge.)
Train. (What is it about baseball and trains?)
That is pretty close... (Grandstand)
Viewed from another angle, you can see that the bullpens now sit beneath the upper deck outfield seating.
Looking from near the entry doors toward the center, the atrium is just visible at the far right.
Tony Oliva, R. T. Rybak and Mike Opat
A sharp-eyed reader caught me trying to make the best of a bad situation with my SP-570UZ on Sunday afternoon
This view, through a B ramp window, won't last forever.
Hit gap, win suit!
These guys were there, but it wasn't any of you, right?
Another classic space in the making above the Hrbek gate.
I realized I've never shown how the walkway over Seventh Street meets the A ramp
Looking toward the Farmer's Market site from the balcony of the 573 Club at TF
Checking out the bike racks on the promenade.
The view from the upper concourse.
Clyde Doepner's Met Stadium Memorabilia (Source: LP)
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.
The big glove will go on that circle. Note the gap between the plaza and the ramp. That's 394 you can see through there.
Two concepts here remain in the final design. First is the oddly-shaped pavilion in center. Second is the section just above the right field fence. In the current design this section will hang over the field by a few feet. The original doesn't do that, but you can see that the concept goes way back in the planning.
Here is Seventh Street viewed from the west looking toward downtown. This will probably be the most pedestrian-friendly side (other than the plaza), but only if there is some psychological barrier between the people on foot and the people in their dangerously fast-moving automobiles.
The back row of seats in straight-away center. Note that, beyond those seats, you can see the planters (for flowers) on the front of the Left Field Bleachers.(Batters Eye)
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