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Some people will go to work here every day.
Target Plaza in model form
The Puckett atrium fireplace is just barely visible at the far left.
Supports viewed from beneath. These seats will be just a few feet from the outside edge of the building!
Now looking north, the tracks emerge from beneath Seventh Street as freight tracks only. The Northstar line ends at the northwest corner of the ballpark. One day, however, you can bet that other passenger trains will approach from the southwest metro on these tracks -- if our legislators are smart and persistent, that is.
Also from the B ramp entrance off of Third, a look up at the tiny crack between ballpark and parking ramp
The Seventh Street facade
Not sure what those supports are for -- probably stadia.
"I've never seen them do that before," said a Metropolitan Club waiter as I snapped this picture.
TCF Bank Stadium. Not for baseball, but still pretty cool to watch being built.
Looking from the middle of the third base side back toward the entry door
Concept drawing for the fan/player appreciation wall. (Click to enlarge.)
Rally Hanky (2002 ALCS)
This was from January 19, 2007, when it looked like wonderful things might never happen here.
Skyline to the left of me, jokers to the right, here I am, stuck in the outfield with you... (click to enlarge)
That group was working on something very carefully, but I couldn't tell just what it was.
Here's a detail from the above image, showing the LED strips up close.
Dave St. Peter introducing the first physical models of the ballpark in June 2007
I had to hold the camera as far over my head as I could to get this shot, in which the infield is finally visible. It's a spot made for your average Timberwolves player.
Hops! (conceptual only)
Panels arriving on flatbed trailers in front of the Twins' dugout.
The view from the upper concourse.
10 years ago, Bruce Lambrecht looked at this land and thought, "Why NOT a ballpark here?" It took a long time before anybody else saw the same potential.
Looking across the top of the B parking ramp. Notice that signage will block any attempts at seeing the game from up there. Also take note of the glassed in area which is part club and part office space for the Ballpark Authority.
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).
A little ground's crew action in the first inning the other night.
Clemson Memorial Stadium
Dan Mehls, Mortenson Construction
Tony Oliva, R. T. Rybak and Mike Opat
Here is one of the concept drawings referenced (but not shown) in the MPR story (conceptual ballpark at left, LRT tracks switched to the north half of the Fifth Street bridge, which is actually in all of the long-range plans).
The sign reads, "Mortenson Radio Channels".
I love these upper neighborhoods.
No griping here.
"Original" or "Dinger" Dog
This is as close as I could get to a pedestrian-eye view of the main entrance. This is what you'll see as you enter by coming down Sixth Street.
You'll be able to park here for a quick stop at the Pro Shop or ticket window.
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