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Ye Olde Tyme Vegetable Cart (and its modern cousin)
This is what passes for imagination at Miller Park -- they didn't even get the shape right! (Source: LP)
Discovered on the upper concourse!
Poles through the gap
Champion's Club moat (windows are found at the base of the limestone behind the seats -- not visible in this image)
Dave St. Peter introducing the first physical models of the ballpark in June 2007
Selling exactly what they say they're selling.
One of those funny little sections above the entrance stairs
The gate has grown a row of sponsorship
You write the caption...
A view of construction from the B ramp. This looks toward Seventh Street, over what will be Gate 34 (the main entrance).
Close-up on the diagram of the Club Level with finishing materials (click to enlarge)
The right field overhang as seen from Seventh Street (with dude)
From the best seat in the house (Section 8, Row A), the right field corner is blocked. (No one may care. Fine with me. People should know.)
Name that ballpark
Left to right: Opat, Oliva, Dave St. Peter, Melvin Tennant (Meet Minneapolis), Jerry Bell, Rybak
Also viewed from the B ramp, that's the upper deck in left field.
The lights went on, and it was a Good Thing
The sign reads, "Mortenson Radio Channels".
You won't see much sky from these seats, but you'll always be warm
Original Concept - With a Retractable Roof
The flowers don't have quite the fullness depicted in the original sketches (where they were positively overflowing), but they are quite lovely -- a great, subtle touch. And that's probably a very challenging place to grow anything.
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.
Scoreboard in profile against the skyline
If you are into shade, there are lots of opportunities. This is from the last row in section 108 -- scoreboard not blocked in the least.
The Carew gate ticket windows have grown a small awning.
I saw it at another park...
Sunday afternoon, WFTC-HD 720P
(Click to enlarge greatly)
Midway Stadium (seen from our tailgating spot across the parking lot)
Larry DiVito, mowing
Marquette looking south
You can get a hand-carved sandwich, or ice cream while pondering the career of Julio Becquer.
Yes, son, Memorial Stadium used to be right there, just beyond those gates.
Showing more of the context for the louvers.
This is the start of construction on the Northstar platform which will feed under the bridge and to a lobby with escalators and elevators just inside the ballpark's public concourse. Compared to the ballpark construction, this looks kind of puny. But the work just to get the trains to come has been positively Herculean. Future generations will look back at this with awe.
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