Explore the Site
Here are 50 images chosen randomly from the 3004 found on this site. Click the image to be taken to the original post. A new list is created every 10 minutes.
This is a background image extracted from one of the blueprint pages. It's essentially a schematic of the park (Terrace Level). In it you can see the shape of the various seating areas (to a certain extent).
People! (In the Legends Club)
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Roped off for the LRT crowd
Steps, skyway, and plaza intersect.
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).
Inside the Metropolitan Club. Classic photo of a youthful Bob Casey at far right. (Photo by Tyler Wycoff)
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LRT at the ballpark
This is the area above the pro shop, with some new support structure
The Target Center rooftop patio. Hardly glamorous, but a great view of the ballpark.
A sidewalk has sprouted between the HERC and the LRT tracks!
The limestone theme is apparently carried to the area behind home plate. This will look great -- and distinctive -- on TV. But watch out for those foul balls!
A skyway-level view down Seventh Street.
A look at Gate 34.
Since pictures of the ballpark are forbidden, perhaps you'll enjoy this shot of the lovely apple tree in my front yard.
Compare this picture, from the open house in March, with the one above and you'll see that some furniture reconfiguration has taken place.
Staircase entrance. You cannot miss them.
Party deck down the right field line
Panels arriving on flatbed trailers in front of the Twins' dugout.
This area will supposedly show the Twins chronology. Will it stretch back to 1901?
This little item stands just to the south of the site, where the volleyball courts used to be. It has to be related to exterior finishing elements, which means this is the first glimpse of the actual stone to be used. Very buttery.
This will be a bar/restaurant.
Actual LRT tracks are now in the street, and buses now pass over them before entering the transit hub.
I would put on this face.
A whole bunch of guys working on something.
Looking down what was Third Avenue, and will be a freeway entrance ramp beneath the outfield stands.
Flagpole historian Ben McEvers at far right (click for the full photo set, graciously loaned to this site by Pat Backen)
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