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Greatest spot in the city for cooking up some hot dogs. And would you kill for that grill?
A slightly different elevation drawing, again viewed from Fifth Street, with some labels. (Click to enlarge.)
A glimpse of the rather plain west facade (the side which faces the HERC plant).
A closer look at the grid on the Pro Shop.
He'll always be a fan favorite, but did you know that he's making $18.5 million this year? The Twins' entire outfield today, combined, makes $7.45 million.
The transit corner entrance (Photo by Tom Sweeney, Star Tribune)
Sure would be nice to cover that metal grid with more wooden louvers, eh?
An escalator was going in the day I was there.
Here you can see the real beauty of the Seventh Street side, and get a solid sense of why the overall design really works. The building's purpose is clearly visible, there are numerous connections from inside to outside, scale is nicely mitigated, the stone is attractively used, materials are pleasantly mixed and truly complementary. It's just a winner in so many ways.
An overview of the model display.
Wind veil framing
The beautiful Promenade has become a sea of temporary barricades. (Smoker's Row outside the unnumbered gate)
TCF Bank Stadium (click to enlarge)
Here's another look at the Oliva gate.
The storage tunnel is barely visible at left behind that guy.
Crosswalk taking shape.
Main concourse, looking south toward the area behind home plate.
They help create a psychological safe area along the plaza edge, and help you forget that cars are zipping by directly beneath you.
Here's a first view of the surprisingly spacious walkway on Fifth between the ballpark and the LRT platform.
OK, just how many servings per container?
(Click to enlarge)
Overview of the storage tracks.
Ketchup, mustard, relish, mustard, ketchup
Because of the scale, it's sometimes hard to realize that there are actual guys down there doing the tough work! Here they are getting ready to pour a footing.
Field access on the visitor's side
Now from the inside looking at the same area.
Looking through it, you can see the outfield pavilion (upper deck at least).
B ramp glimpse
The pouring is taking place at the very bottom of this photo.
A closer look into the park from down the street. How great will this view be during a game??
This would be a beautiful streetscape if there were ANY people.
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