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This is as close as I could get to a pedestrian-eye view of Seventh Street (looking west away from downtown). It's inviting, not imposing, and remarkably dignified.
A glimpse of the rather plain west facade (the side which faces the HERC plant).
Here's the field of posts which will support the third base side of the grandstand. Some walls have started to appear about where the Northstar riders will enter the park.
Here is Seventh Street viewed from the west looking toward downtown. This will probably be the most pedestrian-friendly side (other than the plaza), but only if there is some psychological barrier between the people on foot and the people in their dangerously fast-moving automobiles.
Mauer steps in for the first time.
I'm too short to see over that wall. How about a little platform or something?
The Polo Grounds (left) and Shibe Park (Connie Mack Stadium)
No, that's not Kent Hrbek. It's catcher Glenn Borgmann.
This looks south and shows how the Northstar tracks are sheltered by the promenade above. This is the side which faces the HERC plant.
June 29,1936 - May 17, 2011
The Metrodome is converted to its football configuration after the Twins game on August 29, 2002
Uh oh. A code of conduct. Clearly posted. I'm not gonna mention any names, but you know who you are... (Click to enlarge.)
These images are found at the top of the staircase, which leads to the Suite Level.
This is the trapezoid (for lack of a better name) in right center. Be sure to notice section of seats just below the pavilion and above the fence (which I hadn't noticed before). For those who are interested, what looks like an old-style scoreboard is in fact a high-def video board which will look, at times, like an old-fashioned scoreboard.
Steps going up at Gate 29/Carew
Notice that the wooden-backed club seats are now covered by a green tarp for protection from the elements.
Main concourse, looking south toward the area behind home plate.
Team pennant. (Click to enlarge.)
Two signs visible from beyond the confines of the ballpark.
Nine spots for hops bats.
Of the players up there, only Bert does not have a gate with his number (28) on it at Target Field. You know, there is that door underneath the skywalk on Seventh Street between gates 14 and 29...
Not much facade left to be finished at this point.
Also from the B ramp entrance off of Third, a look up at the tiny crack between ballpark and parking ramp
I took this because of the view reflected in the store windows. (The store is cool too.)
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