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Looking through the Oliva gate, you can see the outfield stands.
Final Metrodome baseball sight
One of the many supports being built over the tracks.
4th inning in the nearly deserted Home Run Porch View Level in left.
Limestone still dominates the Seventh Street walkway from a pedestrian point of view. But brick take over as you move upward -- a concession to cost, no doubt.
First, an overview. The base of the plaza here will meet the base of Sixth Street at Second Avenue.
Detail at Gate 6
The right field overhang is in place, and the first base stands are starting to go in.
Working on the connecting LRT tracks (this view looks up Fifth Street toward downtown.)
I noticed this detail while taking the previous picture. I figure that it must be the VIP entrance from the surface parking lot. I don't think there is any parking inside the ballpark, so this entrance will likely be for suite-dwellers and other VIPs, though I can't say for sure whether players will enter here.
B ramp glimpse
The finished product.
Perched welder on the top of the canopy.
The plate marker is just to the left.
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.)
Installation in action (Home Plate Box)
Loading docks to the right, VIP entrances to the left.
The finished product. Note that, at the very bottom of this image, you can just barely see the tops of the windows which look into the Champion's Club. (Home Plate Box)
Click to see the whole, beautiful image. (Photo by Tyler Wycoff)
These stairs will meet the skyway.
Despite what those signs say, every one of these places was selling either snacks or Yankee memorabilia out of its front door. Do you suppose anything like this will spring up anywhere near the new Twins ballpark?
Here we are waiting for the first train to arrive at the station (Nov 14).
Up there is where I plan to buy a lot of hot dogs. You can see the vending areas developing rather quickly around the completed portion of the upper concourse.
This will be a great sight on game nights.
Two signs visible from beyond the confines of the ballpark.
Photo by Tyler Wycoff
From last week, you can see the piers taking shape. I believe that the front row, visible here as just forms and reinforcing rods, is the front edge of the plaza.
View level as seen through the Seventh Street circulation ramp
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.
A cross section of the field construction. (Click to enlarge.)
In the foreground you can see the supports for the plaza as it will meet the corner of North Seventh Street and Third Avenue North.
Looking northeast from the ballpark site (Source: LP)
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