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For reference, here's that spot on the model.
Those two empty seats in the front row are where we started the game.
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.
(Click to enlarge greatly)
You can finally see how the plaza will meet the street on the north side of this emergency exit tower (which will be converted to a regular entrance/exit)
The Ceremony (VIP in the crowd)
A last look on the way out.
Then you turn around to this!
That's Fifth Street (and a tattooed arm) in the foreground.
Clemson Memorial Stadium
The brown grass was left over from the first attempt at groundbreaking (canceled after the 35W bridge collapse)
Click to enlarge. (Photo by Jared Wieseler)
Inspecting the delivery
This is during halftime.
The same section seen from Target Center. Yep, looks like bridge supports.
This looks south and shows the track configuration for Northstar. The platform shown is just a placeholder. To the best of my knowledge, concept drawings for this platform have not been released. Keep in mind, this is NOT part of the ballpark project. It is completely separate.
The outline of an infield has appeared on the asphalt in advance of the ground-breaking on Thursday night.
Click to see the whole, beautiful image. (Photo by Tyler Wycoff)
Midway Stadium (seen from our tailgating spot across the parking lot)
From behind the wind veil
Night games are much preferred by the players at Target Field. You can see why.
Viewed from up Sixth Street (that's Target Center on the left), you can get an idea of how the connection is currently planned. As it stands now, the plaza will extend to that support pillar, from which a stairway will empty to the sidewalk below. If they get their wish, additional support structures will provide a walkway along Target Center which will gradually (without stairs) meet the sidewalk somewhere up near First Avenue.
The model still shows the Batters Eye Club, which is no longer part of the design.
A closer look into the park from down the street. How great will this view be during a game??
Flagpole historian Ben McEvers at far right (click for the full photo set, graciously loaned to this site by Pat Backen)
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