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Speakers spaced evenly among the lights
Legends Club seats feature in-seat service
Left field bench seating
Another over-my-head shot
Best view available from the "B" ramp.
Approach in the A ramp to the skywalk over Seventh
Panels arriving on flatbed trailers in front of the Twins' dugout.
Here's the entrance from the seating bowl. It's down the outer moat, just beyond the last of the Dugout Box sections.
This is the view from where the plaza will connect to the walkway on the west side of Target Center. This presumably aids traffic flow back to the A ramp, and perhaps to the skyway connection (though the doors to the skyway right there are typically exit only).
Click to see the whole, beautiful image. (Photo by Tyler Wycoff)
The green in question (click for very large version)
This is an angle I have not used very much, from the top of the Fifth Street ramp. Because the wall is so tall (forget about watching a game from here for free -- OK, maybe with a step stool) I have to hold the camera up over my head and just snap, hoping I get something good. Here I did. This view then looks to the southwest.
Photo by Jared Wieseler
Off-topic, but this gigantic, cool, retro sign is just across the street from S&CH. Why? I don't know. Might look nice on top of one of those municipal parking ramps...
A seating bowl comes into focus. Note that the netting has been installed on the foul pole. (Field Box)
Bassett Creek's path through the ballpark site (Source: Minneapolis Public Library)
Ballpark elevation viewed from the promenade (HERC plant) side. (Click to enlarge.)
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.
The french fry lights were on!
Skywalk over Seventh, looking back toward the parking ramp
Revised outfield configuration (courtesy HOK Sport)
Just lighted panels... *sigh*
Ahh. Lunch in the admin building...
A true fan out in the bleachers
A skyway-level view down Seventh Street.
The view down Sixth Street toward the ballpark site. A pedestrian bridge will extend this street right into the main entrance of the park. The regrettable facade of Target Center is on the left. Butler Square is on the right. Click on the image to see what it looked like on this very spot about 100 years ago.
Here you can see the real beauty of the Seventh Street side, and get a solid sense of why the overall design really works. The building's purpose is clearly visible, there are numerous connections from inside to outside, scale is nicely mitigated, the stone is attractively used, materials are pleasantly mixed and truly complementary. It's just a winner in so many ways.
A very unique space
Original outfield configuration
(Click to enlarge.)
Dave St. Peter introducing the first physical models of the ballpark in June 2007
The LRT station, sitting in a brand new urban canyon, takes shape.
CBP: retro in facade only
We'll be packed into the first five rows of section 136. Hey, Wilson! I'm bringing my glove!
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