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More flowers, more pennants.
The reverse angle shows that the signage will only partially obscure views from the top of the ramp. The wall is pretty high up there, so you'll need something to stand on, but it appears that this is one of the so-called "knotholes".
A slightly different elevation drawing, again viewed from Fifth Street, with some labels. (Click to enlarge.)
Target HQ main entrance. Ballpark resemblance? (Inset.)
Work in progress to improve the streetscape on Second Avenue
Detail of Entry Plaza #4 (north entry from Fifth Street)
Original Concept - With a Retractable Roof
Fenway has posts. Target Field does not. But...
This is what it looked like during the first open house in March.
Limestone will cover this pretty soon, but for now you can see where the escalator is.
1885 Sanborn Map Image (Source: Sanborn Map Collection, Minneapolis Public Library, Copyright © 2001 by The Sanborn Map Company, Sanborn Library, LLC)
The Metropolitan Club (click to enlarge)
The top of a warehouse visible beyond a parking ramp.
This little pathway snakes between the LRT tracks and the Environmental Services Building, emptying into the parking area surrounding the HERC. It could be for maintenance, but it looks more like it's for convenience.
Thanks for all the hard work out there, Cold Safety-Line Dudes. (I'm glad that my job does not require safety lines...)
He'll always be a fan favorite, but did you know that he's making $18.5 million this year? The Twins' entire outfield today, combined, makes $7.45 million.
They help create a psychological safe area along the plaza edge, and help you forget that cars are zipping by directly beneath you.
A new restaurant going in at Fifth Street and Second Avenue
Looking across the plaza toward the main ticket area.
Wind veil framing
A seating bowl comes into focus. Note that the netting has been installed on the foul pole. (Field Box)
Big board, as viewed from section 327, row 9.
The rough outlines of our urban trench. (North is up.)
This view clearly shows the curve in the left field stands and the relationship of the first row with the playing field (no overhang to speak of in left).
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:
This is where you will put out your butts -- I mean enjoy some pretty flowers.
8:02 PM It's at peak, affecting mostly the upper deck.
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.)
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