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Sunday afternoon, WFTC-HD 720P
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:
Looking up Sixth Street, now barricaded for plaza extension.
First Avenue at left, bike parking area at lower right
Steps, skyway, and plaza intersect.
That is pretty close... (Grandstand)
Looking back toward the park from just beyond the north end of the Northstar platform.
A new restaurant going in at Fifth Street and Second Avenue
July 7, 1966 (Click to see the entire scorecard with ads)
The Fifth Street side is pretty busy. There's a small street entrance to the B ramp, then ticket booths and an entrance gate, a rare exterior section not covered in limestone, the wooden screen covering the circulation ramps, the administration building, and finally (just out of view) the interface with Northstar. All of that sits behind the LRT action. How pedestrians will interact with this side of the park is a great mystery to me. You know that Metro Transit won't be letting them cross the tracks anywhere but at either end of the block...
The Northstar circulation building is starting to take shape.
One half of those windows are well-used.
This is the upper deck in Anaheim
Home Plate Box, Section 111, Row 8 or 9-ish (Click to enlarge greatly.)
Gate 34 Puckett
Here are some less intrusive things things you can actually get at the ballpark.
I took this picture just moments before Morneau's homer landed almost exactly where I had been standing. If only I hadn't wanted to watch the game...
Such promise. (Click to enlarge.)
The Hrbek gate is directly below. It's a lively place after a game.
The Ron Coomer corner features a bar.
Future home of the Met Stadium flag pole
Brick work just inside the opening matches the color of the limestone - per Jerry Bell's requirements.
The Target Field grass, it turns out, will be green. (This is a photo representing the concept of grass only. The actual Target Field grass apparently will not contain dirt patches, weeds, or dandelions. Imagine that -- if you can!)
Final Metrodome baseball sight
Winter approaches. But one day baseballs will fly where now there are cranes.
This looks up Sixth Street from Hennepin. Just imagine what this will look like during a night game!
Open concourses do mean that you can glimpse the field no matter where you are, but not really the game.
"Hey, Ma, it says here we go in at gate 34. Must be all the way around on the other side!" Seriously, though, this is a really inspired idea.
A mysterious smile from within a very deep planter!
What can you see from up there? Some say not much.
From the ground beneath the troubled skyway.
The littlest Twins fan: Truman
Looking back toward First Avenue
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