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A closer look at the bridge and walls. You can see where the tracks will be laid.
Just one lane of traffic and a couple of feet between the fence in right-center and the wall of the parking ramp!
Seventh inning sing-along.
Viewed from an A ramp elevator lobby.
Secret entrance exposed!
Reverse stairway view
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).
Instrument of evil.
1885 Sanborn Map Image (Source: Sanborn Map Collection, Minneapolis Public Library, Copyright © 2001 by The Sanborn Map Company, Sanborn Library, LLC)
His body language might as well be the box score.
The Metropolitan Club (click to enlarge)
Trampled, repaired, and re-trampled grass
The first passengers are about to arrive, but the switch is set for the wrong track (those guys walked all the way out to correct it)
Serious home dugout work in progress.
Lots of people are doing it.
At lower left are the seats I'm not going to use any time soon.
Evidence of a food court behind the seating above the batter's eye
I'll admit that this makes me nervous. It's pretty easy to step into the path of a train (which is true at various points along the line, but still...)
Some people will go to work here every day.
I love this view of the Basilica.
Looking from the middle of the third base side back toward the entry door
Roll-up metal doors visible at right.
For reference, here's that spot on the model.
The heretofore unseen north facade (click to enlarge). Does it look like a ballpark? And what's with the bamboo?
The circulation ramp on Fifth Street is shaping up very quickly.
Main concourse, looking toward the admin building.
Click to see the whole page from this 1971 program.
The circulation ramp on the north now has its louver framing.
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