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A look at Gate 34.
The view from our Loge Box
The equivalent spot on the model.
Packed SRO beneath the notch.
Purple flowers above Second Avenue
Target Plaza looking toward the grandstand
Eleven flag poles
Rod Carew will greet you, but he's sorely in need of a home plate for reference. (Killebrew is too.)
World Series trophies on display at left
Looking up Seventh Street to the west
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:
Stairs wrap around the skyway escape tower. A very nice finishing touch.
The Carew gate ticket windows have grown a small awning.
Here is Seventh Street viewed from the west looking toward downtown. This will probably be the most pedestrian-friendly side (other than the plaza), but only if there is some psychological barrier between the people on foot and the people in their dangerously fast-moving automobiles.
The limestone now wraps around onto the HERC side.
Bassett Creek's original path (Source: Metropolitan Design Center)
Perhaps these very bold, Hitchcockian birds picking at left-over popcorn and peanuts were portents of what was to come.
4th inning in the thinning crowd of the Grandstand.
Then you turn around to this!
A great view from the balcony outside the Metropolitan Club
What has been actually built so far is only a tiny subset of this vision.
Seventh inning sing-along.
The finished product. Note that, at the very bottom of this image, you can just barely see the tops of the windows which look into the Champion's Club. (Home Plate Box)
We bumped into Jerry Bell (at right)!
Peering through Gate 34
The Seventh Street facade
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There's a great, big, beautiful tomorrow! (I loved this place as a kid.)
Wind veil framing
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