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Wayfinding within the B ramp is still a work in progress.
Not me, but it might as well be.
Dan Kenney provided this alternate shot of a walkway behind the view level
Now from the inside looking at the same area.
Now, why is there horse shit on the street next to Target Field? (I saw it in two places. Mounted police maybe?)
An early concept drawing for the site
Here's where the plaza will empty out around that skyway emergency exit tower at the corner of Second Avenue and Seventh Street.
Final Metrodome baseball sight
A distinct misstep, ostensibly to guard against missteps. But methinks I smell a lawyer...
Heaters over standing room (the backs of the retired number circles visible above)
A peek through a tiny gate.
Franchise history before Minnesota. (Click to enlarge.)
Such promise. (Click to enlarge.)
Dan Mehls, Mortenson Construction
Look closely and you'll see limestone on the front of the press box!
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:
A very early vision for TF's main concourse
Skywalk over Seventh
Viewed from a different angle, it seems fair to wonder is some of those seats will have slightly obscured views. Yet, if they're cheap, that's not a problem.
A skyway-level view down Seventh Street.
A closer look at the louvers
I love these upper neighborhoods.
The dessert carts came out earlier, and looked even better than last year.
Friendly faces greet you right inside the door of the Legends Club.
Photo by Tyler Wycoff
Ballpark elevation viewed from Seventh Street. (Click to enlarge.)
Complicated pedestrian crossing
The flowers don't have quite the fullness depicted in the original sketches (where they were positively overflowing), but they are quite lovely -- a great, subtle touch. And that's probably a very challenging place to grow anything.
Sharing and Caring Hands, as viewed from the ballpark site about a block away. Note transaction in progress in the shadows.
I know you've seen these, but is there a better finishing touch anywhere else in baseball? I know not one.
Original outfield configuration
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