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Gate 29 "Carew" is at right.
From the Downtown Council's 2025 Plan, a Metrodome "Revelopment" and a strong indication of where they think a new Vikings stadium should go.
Lots of folks working behind those ticket windows
Click to see the whole page from this 1971 program.
Bassett Creek's path through the ballpark site (Source: Minneapolis Public Library)
Overview of the storage tracks.
These stairs will go up to the centerfield pavilion.
(Click to enlarge.)
A truck is leaving the HERC plant. Here you can see the proximity to the promenade. For the record, the truck drove right by me and I smelled nothing...
Outside the Metropolitan Club, photos of all the other major league ballparks
Staging for the next section (Home Plate Box)
The wall of brands at General Mills headquarters in Golden Valley (Source: RP)
Crosswalk taking shape.
The first passengers are about to arrive, but the switch is set for the wrong track (those guys walked all the way out to correct it)
This is very early in the day.
Some brick work out in the centerfield pavilion.
A scene repeated about a BILLION times each game
Gate 3 "Killebrew"
Here's the current overview from the south side of the B ramp (from which the banner at the top of this page was culled).
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.
Notice the temporary railing extensions
June 29,1936 - May 17, 2011
TC meets the Mayor (Photo by Jeff Ewer)
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...
Photo by Tyler Wycoff
One of those funny little sections above the entrance stairs
Believe it or not, the actual outfield wall will be about where this fence is now!
The Northstar station at night
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