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This is the LRT path looking from the ballpark site (behind me) toward downtown. The line currently ends about two blocks up this street. This bridge over I-394 is also being partially rebuilt as part of the ballpark project.
I think AP is in there somewhere...
Sure would be nice to cover that metal grid with more wooden louvers, eh?
Notice the temporary railing extensions
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The glare problem.
7:32 PM Glare begins at about the left field foul pole.
Directly above the ceiling here is the hidden concourse which served the upper deck prior to the renovation. That concourse was closed off to the public, but became a service level for ballpark employees. It's one of the many quirks which will be lost when the wrecking ball takes the place away.
Lots of work has gone into detailing the fronts of these decks. That is a little thing, but a NICE little thing. (HRP View)
Can you name that field? (Braemer Park, Edina)
Seating mound (seen from the B ramp)
A little ground's crew action in the first inning the other night.
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I meant to include this shot the other day. It's the new LRT bridge being built next to the remaining half of the Fifth Street bridge. The new half is almost TWICE the width of the portion torn down. And the other end runs right into a HERC administration building! (Click to see the view from nearly the same spot about 85 years ago.)
The mounds have grown seating supports
Crosswalk taking shape.
Above the Carew gate
Here's another view up Sixth Street toward where the plaza will meet First Avenue (it will hug Target Center all the way).
No, that's not Kent Hrbek. It's catcher Glenn Borgmann.
Work beneath the scoreboard
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:
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.
Twins president Dave St. Peter presents his list of fan suggestions to the Ballpark Authority
The Pro Shop.
This is a little section of what looks like a finished foundation. It will be approximately below the Pro Shop (I think).
Stairs and escalator down to the platform
...but you can get a feel for what it will be like.
The pouring is taking place at the very bottom of this photo.
Let's be honest and say that this promenade, which will face the HERC plant, won't be the most exciting part of the streetscape. It has to be provided for circulation reasons, but there won't be much to see unless vendors and other attractions take root here.
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