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Scoreboard as viewed from Fifth Street.
More flowers, more pennants.
Concept drawing for the fan/player appreciation wall. (Click to enlarge.)
Yes, TC is smiling.
Bag checking at Ball Park Lanes was incredibly simple, as was the pick up later. The line was short and fast-moving.
The Fifth Street side is pretty busy. There's a small street entrance to the B ramp, then ticket booths and an entrance gate, a rare exterior section not covered in limestone, the wooden screen covering the circulation ramps, the administration building, and finally (just out of view) the interface with Northstar. All of that sits behind the LRT action. How pedestrians will interact with this side of the park is a great mystery to me. You know that Metro Transit won't be letting them cross the tracks anywhere but at either end of the block...
Looking toward the Farmer's Market site from the balcony of the 573 Club at TF
Perhaps these very bold, Hitchcockian birds picking at left-over popcorn and peanuts were portents of what was to come.
A sharp-eyed reader caught me trying to make the best of a bad situation with my SP-570UZ on Sunday afternoon
A mural featuring the names of a bunch of Minnesota towns.
A whole bunch of guys working on something.
Freight trains run in very close proximity (Jerry Bell was standing at my left elbow when I took this picture)
Shh. Don't tell those people working behind the ticket windows about these automated ticketing machines (underneath the plaza stairs)
Looking the other direction, again from Ford Centre, you can see what's going on over the tracks. This will be a public promenade.
An arch under construction.
Viewed from up Sixth Street (that's Target Center on the left), you can get an idea of how the connection is currently planned. As it stands now, the plaza will extend to that support pillar, from which a stairway will empty to the sidewalk below. If they get their wish, additional support structures will provide a walkway along Target Center which will gradually (without stairs) meet the sidewalk somewhere up near First Avenue.
Revised outfield configuration (courtesy HOK Sport)
More of a bird's-eye view of the same area.
Click to see the whole page from this 1971 program.
What are they hanging over there?
If you arrive by bus, your first glimpse of the park will be the scoreboard's profile. (Viewed from the bus station in the B ramp.)
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A little higher angle shows how the two stations are close to one another but distinctly separate. The oval, glass-enclosed area is the entrance from the Northstar platform below into the ballpark. The LRT platform is comparable to the other stations along that route.
Click to enlarge.
Met Stadium seat colors (click for the complete image)
Looking south (toward Seventh Street).
Inspecting the delivery
I love these upper neighborhoods.
Seventh Street windows
2007, Noah's first game (Torii's last)
I will take a picture of just about anything.
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