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Section 101, Row 27
Some fun field facts. (Click to enlarge.)
Let's be honest and say that this promenade, which will face the HERC plant, won't be the most exciting part of the streetscape. It has to be provided for circulation reasons, but there won't be much to see unless vendors and other attractions take root here.
This is a little section of what looks like a finished foundation. It will be approximately below the Pro Shop (I think).
The media had some beautiful foliage to use as a background.
Looking back toward the ballpark from Third Avenue and Fifth Street. Again, the track configuration is now clearly visible.
The view from my seats in Section 237 (The Trap), Row 1 (can't see much of center field without standing up...)
This is the entrance behind home plate (not visible in the renderings which have been released). It shows that the upper deck is set back from the facade -- a very good thing if it remains in the final design.
This is a good overview of the spot where the Northstar (bottom) and LRT (top) will intersect.
Skywalk over Seventh
Approach in the A ramp to the skywalk over Seventh
Ye Olde Tyme Vegetable Cart (and its modern cousin)
For those who have never seen it up close, that's what it looks like when steam comes out of the HERC plant.
I think this promenade over the railroad tracks needs a name. How about the Halsey Hall Promenade? (Please do not throw cigar butts onto the tracks!)
The canopy as viewed through the outfield stands. The lighting approach, despite what you may have heard, is actually very traditional.
Peering through Gate 34
This design has a rather generic quality to it, but they appear to have considered the B garage. Though it isn't part of the model, they've clearly left room for it.
This is the LRT bridge under construction as viewed from the east looking west. The ballpark facade would be at the left in this photo.
Home Plate Terrace -- really great seats; maybe my personal, budget-based favorite
The old flour Gold Medal Flour Mill, located next to the new Guthrie theater (Source: RP)
Also warming things up are these planters.
For some inexplicable reason, a lot of the new parks being built these days feature grand staircases like this one.
Here's where I was when the alarm went off, and though the siren wasn't terribly loud, at least one guy is plugging his ears.
An overview of the model display.
Here's one big problem with a retractable roof: completely terrible seating in left. These scant few seats would have been tucked under the track. No sunshine, no open concourse, it was a terribly kludgy idea. With some hindsight, it's very clear that adding a retractable roof on this small site would have required compromises which would have just been too extensive to tolerate. Without it, the design was free to grow into something much more memorable.
Ahh. Lunch in the admin building...
Before the team came out to warm up, Kirby Puckett, Jr. was playing Frisbee out in center.
The Legends Club retail store is just visible at the right of this picture.
In case you don't know, that's Earl Battey.
Here is where the signature art (original Twins logo) will be placed.
Time to paint those supports Vikings-purple.
The seating bowl of Citizens Bank Park overlaid on the Target Field site
A mural featuring the names of a bunch of Minnesota towns.
Target HQ main entrance. Ballpark resemblance? (Inset.)
Twins president Dave St. Peter presents his list of fan suggestions to the Ballpark Authority
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