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Note the gigantic -- and very permanent -- M's on the gates at the base of these stairs.
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...
From an earlier visit: Don't bother with those escalators either. They were also roped off. And how about a bench? Or a planter? Or even a trash can? That woman is doing the only thing she can: leaning up against a post to do her texting.
The glorious Gate 34
Greatest spot in the city for cooking up some hot dogs. And would you kill for that grill?
This view, from the Minnekahda building (or possibly a predecessor), looks toward the right field corner. The City Market, at left, occupied the land where the B ramp and Target Plaza now stand (over I-394). And the Overlook now juts out just a little beyond where that driveway enters the railyard.
A few details worth noticing (Kauffmann Stadium, New Comiskey, Comerica Park, Source: LP)
Large staircases, a staple of recent Populous (nee HOK) projects, are all over the place.
These outfield stands will likely remain visible to passersby.
The blue line now indicates where the back of the accessible seating ends and standing room begins.
Showing more of the context for the louvers.
Gate 6 Oliva, with the 573 Club looming large over it (I wonder how Tony feels about that)
The splendid view from the roof of the Minikahda building. (Click to enlarge greatly.)
The littlest Twins fan: Truman
Lots of speakers, but in some places, no sound.
Lots of work has gone into detailing the fronts of these decks. That is a little thing, but a NICE little thing. (HRP View)
Click to enlarge.
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.
Photo by Jeff Ewer (Click to enlarge.)
August 2001 (a month later we were engaged)
I know you've seen these, but is there a better finishing touch anywhere else in baseball? I know not one.
Standing, standing, standing.
Nine spots for hops bats.
Chef stand and menu in the Carew atrium
Dan Kenney provided this alternate shot of a walkway behind the view level
I don't think this will remain a knothole, but the view is pretty cool.
The Northstar stop has a name.
An early concept drawing for the site
Panels arriving on flatbed trailers in front of the Twins' dugout.
His body language might as well be the box score.
From the ground beneath the troubled skyway.
Kirby Jr. set to take down the last number
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