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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)
B ramp glimpse
Those two empty seats in the front row are where we started the game.
The plaza as seen from the B ramp.
Ben took this picture of me (carrying my mostly useless camera) and Twins rep Chris Iles down by the admin building
One of those funny little sections above the entrance stairs
The New as viewed from The Old.
September 23, 2007
I know these are giants bats with hops growing inside, but... Hmm...
The completed promenade
Limestone facing and flowers on the right field overhang
This would have been the HERC side, though it's unclear just how far over the plant the retracted roof would have gone. My fear was always that they would have to shorten the track and more of the roof would have stayed over the ballpark. The only good retractable roof is one which disappears when not in use. I don't think they could have realistically created such a thing.
The shade of the canopy gives way to a brief shaft of light. It would do the same again a short while later when the sun passed through that tiny open sliver between the View and Terrace levels.
Look closely at the overhang. You'll see the on the right it is flush with the fence, and then it sticks out farther and farther as you move toward center. More fun for Michael Cuddyer.
These are the outside tracks which go under the promenade
One more time from the third base side.
Secret entrance exposed!
Wright's Marin County Hall of Justice, San Rafael, California (1959)
This is the outside portion of the Metropolitan Club.
Artist at work
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).
Ballpark elevation diagram, viewed from Fifth Street. (Click to enlarge.)
Time to paint those supports Vikings-purple.
End of the line.
Left to right: Opat, Oliva, Dave St. Peter, Melvin Tennant (Meet Minneapolis), Jerry Bell, Rybak
Close-up on the diagram of the Club Level with finishing materials (click to enlarge)
Skywalk over Seventh
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.
A new address for the Admin building
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