Note reflected sunset (7:30 PM). Could be a worry...
Looking up Seventh Street (click to see what it looked like from the same spot in 1950)
This is the revised version of the center field pavilion (without the restaurant). It looks like there are no seats, just some ledges for people to sit on. It reminds me of the seating on the "bridge" which sticks out of the new Guthrie Theater. Anything which lands in the trees will presumably be a home run, so the "411" sign is apparently just for fun.
I think this promenade over the railroad tracks needs a name. How about the Halsey Hall Promenade? (Please do not throw cigar butts onto the tracks!)
The plaza as seen from the B ramp.
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Looking south (toward Seventh Street).
Click to see the whole, beautiful image. (Photo by Tyler Wycoff)
Opening Day 2008 (By Currier & Ives)
Target Plaza in model form
A sidewalk has sprouted between the HERC and the LRT tracks!
The dessert carts came out earlier, and looked even better than last year.
Poles through the gap
The pouring is taking place at the very bottom of this photo.
A timeline of design and construction of the ballpark. (Click to enlarge. Photo by Tyler Wycoff)
A view into the park down Sixth Street from just beyond Hennepin. Note that one side of the street contains century-old, classic buildings -- structures which are likely to last another century or more. The other side, not so much. (Click the image to see what it looked like from exactly the same spot 97 years ago.)
Perched welder on the top of the canopy.
A flurry of action in front of the dugout before the game (Photo by Jeff Ewer)
The bridge is Seventh Street.
Comerica Park main entrance: Tigers, bats, and much (maybe too much) more (Source: LP)
That's my mom. She scored the whole game on her Gameday program (bought for just $1 on the opening night special -- thanks guys!)
Construction of the stands is moving from left to right in this image.
A walkway begins to form (this is as close as you can get right now)
The completed promenade
Looking the other direction, again from Ford Centre, you can see what's going on over the tracks. This will be a public promenade.
This will be a bar/restaurant.
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