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This view, from the Minnekahda building (or possibly a predecessor), looks toward the right field corner. The City Market, at left, occupied the land where the B ramp and Target Plaza now stand (over I-394). And the Overlook now juts out just a little beyond where that driveway enters the railyard.
Some of your fellow BPMers at a game in May of 2010 (we had almost the whole section)
1885 Sanborn Map Image (Source: Sanborn Map Collection, Minneapolis Public Library, Copyright © 2001 by The Sanborn Map Company, Sanborn Library, LLC)
Actual LRT tracks are now in the street, and buses now pass over them before entering the transit hub.
Seventh Street windows
In the foreground you can see the supports for the plaza as it will meet the corner of North Seventh Street and Third Avenue North.
For those not wishing to suffer through my media rant, please enjoy this picture of my lilacs in full bloom.
Bag checking at Ball Park Lanes was incredibly simple, as was the pick up later. The line was short and fast-moving.
Many people will approace the park from this direction and it's a pretty great first glimpse. It features all the design elements in modestly condensed form, and still manages to look like a ballpark (instead of something else).
Clyde Doepner's Met Stadium Memorabilia (Source: LP)
Work in progress to improve the streetscape on Second Avenue
The outline of an infield has appeared on the asphalt in advance of the ground-breaking on Thursday night.
Here's an idea of what these Loge Boxes are all about. That guy is a waiter with no fans to serve. They seemed to have one server for about every four boxes.
B ramp improvements are finally becoming usable. The doors lead to the plaza beneath the skyway steps.
This area will supposedly show the Twins chronology. Will it stretch back to 1901?
The start of the VIP entrance and loading dock.
Section 331, Row 9
The littlest Twins fan: Truman
(Click to enlarge greatly)
Carew atrium menu part 2
This was on BPM night. Nice neon, but I'm still waiting to see the homer show.
They help create a psychological safe area along the plaza edge, and help you forget that cars are zipping by directly beneath you.
The east wall of the building looks like it will be the first part completed. These are probably supports for the plaza, and they hug the very edge of the site.
Franchise history before Minnesota. (Click to enlarge.)
The view from our Loge Box
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 art panels on the Fifth Street facade as viewed from the top of the Minnekahda building.
A cross section of the field construction. (Click to enlarge.)
The lights have covers on the top, presumably to reduce light pollution
From last week, you can see the piers taking shape. I believe that the front row, visible here as just forms and reinforcing rods, is the front edge of the plaza.
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