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View level as seen through the Seventh Street circulation ramp
The plate marker is just to the left.
Viewed from a different angle, it seems fair to wonder is some of those seats will have slightly obscured views. Yet, if they're cheap, that's not a problem.
Gate 34 Puckett
The beautiful Promenade has become a sea of temporary barricades. (Smoker's Row outside the unnumbered gate)
Ballpark elevation viewed from Seventh Street. (Click to enlarge.)
The main concourse is a very busy place at all times.
First Avenue at left, bike parking area at lower right
Look closely and you'll see limestone on the front of the press box!
One of the many supports being built over the tracks.
The base of the old Met Stadium flagpole. (The plaque refers to the "Flame of Freedom" and not the origin of the pole.)
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.)
Life in the shadows
(Click to enlarge)
Beams connecting the plaza to the Target Center walkway
Very interesting detail starting to appear here.
The view from my seats in Section 237 (The Trap), Row 1 (can't see much of center field without standing up...)
Plaza seating installation
I'm too short to see over that wall. How about a little platform or something?
A last look on the way out.
Looking up toward Sixth Street.
This looks from the base of the stairs, behind the big pillars, toward the street.
Revised outfield configuration (courtesy HOK Sport)
Do you think somebody's already cooking hot dogs out there?
Just think: It could look like this!
Here is one of the concept drawings referenced (but not shown) in the MPR story (conceptual ballpark at left, LRT tracks switched to the north half of the Fifth Street bridge, which is actually in all of the long-range plans).
Wright's Marin County Hall of Justice, San Rafael, California (1959)
At the other end of the bridge, the configuration of the tracks has become clear.
7:42 PM It moves to the left in the image and begins to blossom.
Here's one big problem with a retractable roof: completely terrible seating in left. These scant few seats would have been tucked under the track. No sunshine, no open concourse, it was a terribly kludgy idea. With some hindsight, it's very clear that adding a retractable roof on this small site would have required compromises which would have just been too extensive to tolerate. Without it, the design was free to grow into something much more memorable.
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