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Frost on the pumpkins, snow on the plaza
This is the LRT path looking from the ballpark site (behind me) toward downtown. The line currently ends about two blocks up this street. This bridge over I-394 is also being partially rebuilt as part of the ballpark project.
Roll-up metal doors visible at right.
This would be a beautiful streetscape if there were ANY people.
2007, Noah's first game (Torii's last)
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.
Bag checking at Ball Park Lanes was incredibly simple, as was the pick up later. The line was short and fast-moving.
Did I mention that the cheerleaders looked pretty sharp?
Most of the main concourse is filled with construction materials...
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.
Though there's nothing there now, you have to believe they'll find a way to add a party deck up there at some point.
This is NOT Twins Territory anymore
Impractical, expensive, undeniably cool (Angel Stadium, source LP)
Despite what those signs say, every one of these places was selling either snacks or Yankee memorabilia out of its front door. Do you suppose anything like this will spring up anywhere near the new Twins ballpark?
Work on one of the side panels
The top of a warehouse visible beyond a parking ramp.
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:
Not from Moose's tour, but it's an image you need to see. (Click to enlarge greatly.)
Glove from above
Loading docks to the right, VIP entrances to the left.
This gate opens onto Seventh Street from the circulation ramps, but it appears to actually be an entrance gate, rather than an exit gate. It has something of a Bat Cave feel about it because it's not a gate proper, but an area of louvers that will swing in, virtually disappearing when closed...
Flag poles, fencing, main entrance gates
Just think: It could look like this!
An alternate route into downtown. (Click to get an interactive map.)
After the rain. (We were in the wrong spot to see the rainbow...)
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