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What can you see from up there? Some say not much.
Pawlenty makes it official!
I never think of Ron Jackson at all.
The transit corner entrance (Photo by Tom Sweeney, Star Tribune)
I didn't check the menu too closely, but it looks like all the standard fare is available, and not much of the non-standard stuff.
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:
20 minutes to get from our seat to the street. Miss this place? Nah.
Lots of self-portraits were taken here after the final out.
Open house skeptics
On this day, George was handling fruits and veggies right inside gate 34.
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The first completed mural
A little higher angle shows how the two stations are close to one another but distinctly separate. The oval, glass-enclosed area is the entrance from the Northstar platform below into the ballpark. The LRT platform is comparable to the other stations along that route.
If you arrive by bus, your first glimpse of the park will be the scoreboard's profile. (Viewed from the bus station in the B ramp.)
Here's another look at the Oliva gate.
A sign that your mall is all but dead: roped off escalators. (This is at about 4:00 PM on a weekday.)
Knothole non-view #1
Fun with section counting!
Serious home dugout work in progress.
Looking back toward the ballpark from Third Avenue and Fifth Street. Again, the track configuration is now clearly visible.
Scoreboard installation in progress
Solution for a hot night, just inside Gate 34 (that's a cool mist, by the way, not hot steam, which would be kind of cruel)
The Puckett Atrium
Yep, that's real grass down there, son.
Dude, this is NOT a multi-use facility.
The Ceremony (VIP in the crowd)
Killebrew's mammoth shot on June 3, 1967 is currently memorialized on a wall at the Mall of America
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