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Here are 50 images chosen randomly from the 3045 found on this site. Click the image to be taken to the original post. A new list is created every 10 minutes.
Home Plate Box, Section 111, Row 8 or 9-ish (Click to enlarge greatly.)
Inexplicable bright yellow baseball amid the trees.
This is the LRT bridge under construction as viewed from the east looking west. The ballpark facade would be at the left in this photo.
This is the LRT path looking from the ballpark site (behind me) toward downtown. The line currently ends about two blocks up this street. This bridge over I-394 is also being partially rebuilt as part of the ballpark project.
Just to the right, more ticket machines. These things are everywhere.
No admittance -- yet! Note that you can see the seating bolts which are in place already.
Our host points to the Puckett Atrium on the diagram.
Some baseball legends (and Ron Coomer)
This looks south and shows how the Northstar tracks are sheltered by the promenade above. This is the side which faces the HERC plant.
The steel cage expands.
From the roof of the Minnekahda building (courtesy Bruce Lambrecht).
The completed promenade
A path for workers -- don't touch the plaza! -- in front of three giant Chia pets
This is the Suite Level. There are multiple suites between each pillar, and there will be seating on the area in front of the suites which currently looks like it could be a walkway.
Another classic space in the making above the Hrbek gate.
Legend's Club, Section E (Click to enlarge greatly.)
Here's a detail from the above image, showing the LED strips up close.
A closer look into the park from down the street. How great will this view be during a game??
The Metropolitan Club (click to enlarge)
Crosswalk taking shape.
The tracks on the right will be moved to the newly-cleared area on the left. The edge of the ballpark will be about where the rocks and dirt meet.
For those not wishing to suffer through my media rant, please enjoy this picture of my lilacs in full bloom.
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.
Some fun field facts. (Click to enlarge.)
Earl Santee, principle architect for HOK Sport, presents some concepts while Mike Opat listens
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