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Our cantilever friends will be happy to learn that there will be sections with views like this in the new stadium.
The wooden louvers are in on Fifth Street
At Comerica Park, some aisles have railings and some do not.
Lots of pix waiting to be seen from Bert's memorable night.
A true fan out in the bleachers
A slightly different angle, and you can see some of the structural elements.
Work on one of the side panels
Most of the main concourse is filled with construction materials...
Click to see the full-size image.
Solution for a hot night, just inside Gate 34 (that's a cool mist, by the way, not hot steam, which would be kind of cruel)
The french fry lights were on!
Look closely and you'll see limestone on the front of the press box!
Sky through steel.
LRT station has appeared.
Here's the entrance from the seating bowl. It's down the outer moat, just beyond the last of the Dugout Box sections.
Somebody asked how long it would be before the tarp had a sponsor. Well, not very long.
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...
Here's the view as you step to the front of the outer moat beyond first base.
The east wall of the building looks like it will be the first part completed. These are probably supports for the plaza, and they hug the very edge of the site.
Thome steps in.
Yes, son, Memorial Stadium used to be right there, just beyond those gates.
Working on the connecting LRT tracks (this view looks up Fifth Street toward downtown.)
These stairs will go up to the centerfield pavilion.
Detail showing clubhouse and home dugout (click to see the entire drawing)
This is the last hope for so-called knot-hole views. I'm skeptical.
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