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This is the Metropolitan Club as viewed from the future Ballpark Authority office space.
This view, through a B ramp window, won't last forever.
An early concept drawing for the site
This is as close as I could get to a pedestrian-eye view of Seventh Street (looking west away from downtown). It's inviting, not imposing, and remarkably dignified.
Nearby, workers are finishing a support column. The guy at the bottom is using some sort of personal dirt mover (inset). Very cool.
From the TV camera platform -- the view you'll see on TV
A little ground's crew action in the first inning the other night.
This isn't a very good picture, but it is the current view of the inside of a suite.
The heretofore unseen north facade (click to enlarge). Does it look like a ballpark? And what's with the bamboo?
Wow! Looking good.
Photo by Jared Wieseler
Look at all that blank space. Canvas! (What should go on those walls? A giant schedule perhaps?)
The walkway under construction in the parking lot just outside the loading dock.
The first pitch.
Click to enlarge. (Photo by Jared Wieseler)
Legend's Club, Section E (Click to enlarge greatly.)
The Puckett Atrium
Overview of the storage tracks.
The limestone theme is apparently carried to the area behind home plate. This will look great -- and distinctive -- on TV. But watch out for those foul balls!
First Avenue at left, bike parking area at lower right
I noticed this detail while taking the previous picture. I figure that it must be the VIP entrance from the surface parking lot. I don't think there is any parking inside the ballpark, so this entrance will likely be for suite-dwellers and other VIPs, though I can't say for sure whether players will enter here.
At the other end of the bridge, the configuration of the tracks has become clear.
The knothole (sans view of anything interesting)
Detail showing clubhouse and home dugout (click to see the entire drawing)
At Comerica Park, some aisles have railings and some do not.
8:12 PM It is now in the area where, if it gets down far enough, it will shine into the eyes of a right-handed hitter.
Here's the view from the main concourse out through Gate 3 "Killebrew".
The first passengers are about to arrive, but the switch is set for the wrong track (those guys walked all the way out to correct it)
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.
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