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Sue Nelson, and her organ, in one of the Twins Pubs
Dude, this is NOT a multi-use facility.
His body language might as well be the box score.
At the other end of the bridge, the configuration of the tracks has become clear.
It's a great view of the action, though standing here is somewhat discouraged.
Legend's Club, Section E (Click to enlarge greatly.)
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:
New Concept Drawing - No Roof
Oh no! Beach ball! But click to enlarge so you can see the wide range of expressions on people's faces. (Photo by Jared Wieseler)
Bronze glove delivered (awaiting installation) with Met flag pole horizontal behind the gate
Steel going up fast.
A familiar view through the top floor elevator lobby window in ramp B (HRP View and Terrace).
Target HQ main entrance. Ballpark resemblance? (Inset.)
The action drew everybody to the top step. (Click to enlarge greatly.)
Detail enclosing the main ticket window area
Indications that club seating (the wider spaced areas above each dugout) will be a major presence in the lower deck
The entry from the platform to the ballpark.
Click to see the whole, beautiful image. (Photo by Tyler Wycoff)
The Fifth Street side is pretty busy. There's a small street entrance to the B ramp, then ticket booths and an entrance gate, a rare exterior section not covered in limestone, the wooden screen covering the circulation ramps, the administration building, and finally (just out of view) the interface with Northstar. All of that sits behind the LRT action. How pedestrians will interact with this side of the park is a great mystery to me. You know that Metro Transit won't be letting them cross the tracks anywhere but at either end of the block...
Griffith Stadium (notch visible in lower photo at far left)
In March, we were still only imagining baseball through those windows.
10 years ago, Bruce Lambrecht looked at this land and thought, "Why NOT a ballpark here?" It took a long time before anybody else saw the same potential.
Bag checking at Ball Park Lanes was incredibly simple, as was the pick up later. The line was short and fast-moving.
Viewed from a different angle, it seems fair to wonder is some of those seats will have slightly obscured views. Yet, if they're cheap, that's not a problem.
Here's the barricade in context at the end of the walkway
This is what I was working on while my photo was taken (click to see a VERY BIG version).
This is as close as I could get to a pedestrian-eye view of the main entrance. This is what you'll see as you enter by coming down Sixth Street.
Hey! That limestone looks familiar!
Final pieces arrive
Window area sketched by the limestone
Seat logos in place
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