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Packed SRO beneath the notch.
Work beneath the scoreboard
Branding on the plaza
The art panels on the Fifth Street facade as viewed from the top of the Minnekahda building.
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A slightly different angle, and you can see some of the structural elements.
Banners on the parking ramp are a great touch. They help manage scale and turn a lemon into lemonade. On my way there today I passed the WCCO building and remembered how the Twins schedule used to be painted in giant form on the side of that building (which is no longer visible). Wouldn't that be a great thing to resurrect on the side of that ramp? A giant Twins schedule. I always thought that was cool.
At TF, you never know when you may bump into a Pohlad
Here's the entrance from the seating bowl. It's down the outer moat, just beyond the last of the Dugout Box sections.
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).
It's pretty easy to see right into the Twins dugout!
This design has a rather generic quality to it, but they appear to have considered the B garage. Though it isn't part of the model, they've clearly left room for it.
Sue Nelson, and her organ, in one of the Twins Pubs
This shows the area where the Northstar platform connects with the ballpark (that translucent oval). Above that is the area which will house the Twins operations offices.
The heretofore unseen north facade (click to enlarge). Does it look like a ballpark? And what's with the bamboo?
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Two concepts here remain in the final design. First is the oddly-shaped pavilion in center. Second is the section just above the right field fence. In the current design this section will hang over the field by a few feet. The original doesn't do that, but you can see that the concept goes way back in the planning.
For reference, this is that same area as viewed from the seat locator.
The scoreboard terminates the view on Fifth Street as seen from Hennepin
I was surprised at how close those upper deck seats seem. From the plaza, you feel like you can reach out and touch them. It really adds to the impression of overall compactness.
I set up my late inning "office" at the drink rail behind section 206
From the TV camera platform -- the view you'll see on TV
Night games are much preferred by the players at Target Field. You can see why.
Desolate. Dirty. Mysterious. Expensive. Unlikely.
From the ground beneath the troubled skyway.
Note the speakers hanging beneath that deck
A slightly different elevation drawing, again viewed from Fifth Street, with some labels. (Click to enlarge.)
There must be millions of details needing tending
This is the view from the Seventh Street circulation ramp. It will eventually be covered by the wood louvers.
The saddest event
This is the left field pavilion in the original concept model. The restaurant pictured to its right has been moved, and the seating area has been extended at least one full section toward center.
Sunday afternoon, WFTC-HD 720P
Up there is where I plan to buy a lot of hot dogs. You can see the vending areas developing rather quickly around the completed portion of the upper concourse.
Home Plate Box, Section 111, Row 8 or 9-ish (Click to enlarge greatly.)
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