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The entry from the platform to the ballpark.
From the roof of the Minnekahda building (courtesy Bruce Lambrecht).
This is the area above the pro shop, with some new support structure
Some of your fellow BPMers at a game in May of 2010 (we had almost the whole section)
Saturday afternoon, KMSP-HD 720P
Looking up Fifth, with LRT tracks and B ramp at left
Finished product (Field Terrace)
A glimpse of the rather plain west facade (the side which faces the HERC plant).
Yep, that's real grass down there, son.
Here is a close-up of those funny little islands of seats (HRP View).
Spring of 1982 (click to enlarge greatly -- can you pick out Kent Hrbek?)
The admin building (note TF logo on banner)
Photo by Jared Wieseler
A detailed crowd shot. Click to enlarge greatly.
The top of a warehouse visible beyond a parking ramp.
Sign installer dude
The glorious Gate 34
The sculpture on which millions of kids will one day pose.
The stunning curtains, which skillfully evoke the architecture, keep the atrium from getting too hot in the late afternoon sun, simultaneously hiding the HERC.
Banners on the parking ramp are a great touch. They help manage scale and turn a lemon into lemonade. On my way there today I passed the WCCO building and remembered how the Twins schedule used to be painted in giant form on the side of that building (which is no longer visible). Wouldn't that be a great thing to resurrect on the side of that ramp? A giant Twins schedule. I always thought that was cool.
Click to enlarge. (Photo by Jared Wieseler)
Click to enlarge
Champion's Club details (click to enlarge)
I meant to include this shot the other day. It's the new LRT bridge being built next to the remaining half of the Fifth Street bridge. The new half is almost TWICE the width of the portion torn down. And the other end runs right into a HERC administration building! (Click to see the view from nearly the same spot about 85 years ago.)
The HERC side, viewed from Fifth Street.
This would be a beautiful streetscape if there were ANY people.
Looking the other direction, again from Ford Centre, you can see what's going on over the tracks. This will be a public promenade.
"Hey, Ma, it says here we go in at gate 34. Must be all the way around on the other side!" Seriously, though, this is a really inspired idea.
This will be a great sight on game nights.
B ramp improvements are finally becoming usable. The doors lead to the plaza beneath the skyway steps.
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