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Now looking north, the tracks emerge from beneath Seventh Street as freight tracks only. The Northstar line ends at the northwest corner of the ballpark. One day, however, you can bet that other passenger trains will approach from the southwest metro on these tracks -- if our legislators are smart and persistent, that is.
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Here's what they do in April at Comerica Park
Look at all that blank space. Canvas! (What should go on those walls? A giant schedule perhaps?)
Work beneath the scoreboard
First Avenue at left, bike parking area at lower right
You can't get there from here.
Some details are visible here, like the back of an escalator.
This is very early in the day.
7:52 PM It's nearing peak, and covering the stands behind third base.
OK, people are definitely riding their bikes to games! (Photo by Tim Davis, courtesy MBA)
Life in the shadows
This is the Metropolitan Club as viewed from the future Ballpark Authority office space.
Lots of work has gone into detailing the fronts of these decks. That is a little thing, but a NICE little thing. (HRP View)
Wow! Looking good.
A close-up of the rooftop party deck.
Memorabilia on display in the Metropolitan Club
An arch under construction.
One of the sweetest sights of the day -- the Dome, and only through passing bus windows.
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:
At lower left are the seats I'm not going to use any time soon.
Some people will go to work here every day.
The old flour Gold Medal Flour Mill, located next to the new Guthrie theater (Source: RP)
Items promoting the Twins 2014 All-Star Game bid. I got to bring one of these buckets home, and Noah got his first-ever taste of Cracker Jacks.
I see an opportunity in this view for an Abbey Road-style promotional photo! Mauer, Morneau, Nathan and Cuddyer walking toward the ballpark. The only question: which one takes off his cleats?
Notice that the wooden-backed club seats are now covered by a green tarp for protection from the elements.
A look at Gate 34.
Many people will approace the park from this direction and it's a pretty great first glimpse. It features all the design elements in modestly condensed form, and still manages to look like a ballpark (instead of something else).
Note reflected sunset (7:30 PM). Could be a worry...
The view through a construction "knothole".
Loading dock -- already in use!
A familiar view through the top floor elevator lobby window in ramp B (HRP View and Terrace).
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