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Wind veil install from across Seventh
The plaza as viewed from across the park. The right field overhang section will be built just in from where the plaza supports are.
Trains now rumble regularly beneath the promenade.
Air conditioning condensation on the floor.
What has been actually built so far is only a tiny subset of this vision.
The tower is actually finished, though it looks like a work in progress.
Another over-my-head shot
The main concourse.
Building the canopy is a spectacular sight.
The brick has been tinted where the circulation ramp meets the admin building.
The Polo Grounds (left) and Shibe Park (Connie Mack Stadium)
Which way to the skyway? Really??
Two concepts here remain in the final design. First is the oddly-shaped pavilion in center. Second is the section just above the right field fence. In the current design this section will hang over the field by a few feet. The original doesn't do that, but you can see that the concept goes way back in the planning.
The Pro Shop.
Future home of the Met Stadium flag pole
Infield dirt used as accents
The dessert carts came out earlier, and looked even better than last year.
Look beyond the gigantic hand (a hounds tooth jacket? really?) and you'll get a glimpse of the main grandstand configuration. The two (or is it three?) levels of suites are visible, as is the design of the so-called "split upper deck," and the extensive use of limestone for decorative accents. Let's hope these little touches don't get cut as costs increase, because they make a nice tie-in from the outside of the park to the inside. Of most interest to me is the way that the very best seats are physically separated from all the rest of the seats by that limestone. There will be virtually no way to sneak into these seats. On one level, that's a somewhat sad design feature...
How many times did we water down our field as kids? More times than we played games, that's for sure!
Door to the visitor's clubhouse.
Speakers spaced evenly among the lights
Working on the connecting LRT tracks (this view looks up Fifth Street toward downtown.)
Two train stations
Walkway entrance from ramp
The limestone now wraps around onto the HERC side.
Here is one of the concept drawings referenced (but not shown) in the MPR story (conceptual ballpark at left, LRT tracks switched to the north half of the Fifth Street bridge, which is actually in all of the long-range plans).
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