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Secret entrance exposed!
A view into the park down Sixth Street from just beyond Hennepin. Note that one side of the street contains century-old, classic buildings -- structures which are likely to last another century or more. The other side, not so much. (Click the image to see what it looked like from exactly the same spot 97 years ago.)
As mentioned earlier, one of the best climate-controlled views of construction is from the 7th floor elevator lobby in the A ramp. (That's Noah getting his first glimpse of the new ballpark.)
A cross section of the field construction. (Click to enlarge.)
If you want, you can ask those folks how the game is going -- and even get a little bit of info from the big screen (Grandstand)
Work has begun on the plaza, and the activity has started to impact I-394 traffic.
Handshakes all around (there's gonna be a lot of that over the next few weeks)
This is the HERC Premonade with railroad tracks snaking beneath. (I think this should be named the Halsey Hall Premonade. Seriously.)
The canopy as viewed through the outfield stands. The lighting approach, despite what you may have heard, is actually very traditional.
Ballpark elevation viewed from the promenade (HERC plant) side. (Click to enlarge.)
No griping here.
The Puckett Atrium
Earl Santee, principle architect for HOK Sport, presents some concepts while Mike Opat listens
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.
Just to the right, more ticket machines. These things are everywhere.
(Click to enlarge)
The Metropolitan Club (click to enlarge)
A close-up of the rooftop party deck.
This is the trapezoid (for lack of a better name) in right center. Be sure to notice section of seats just below the pavilion and above the fence (which I hadn't noticed before). For those who are interested, what looks like an old-style scoreboard is in fact a high-def video board which will look, at times, like an old-fashioned scoreboard.
Catwalks provide access to the View Level seats (from the Ballpark Authority July update)
Who Owns What (Click for larger version. Source: Ballpark Authority)
OK, just how many servings per container?
A cold afternoon in 323, but we had our trusty Twins blanket -- made by my mom when Noah was born.
In the top of the 9th, the sun hit our backs and summer took one last long look.
Photo by Jeff Ewer
"Hey look! There we are!"
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