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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.
Photo by Tyler Wycoff
Nuts on Clark (a couple blocks north of Wrigley Field)
One thing that the design disguises nicely is that the Pro Shop (and other key components) are actually built over lanes of freeway. That can clearly be seen here.
Section A, Row WC
The LRT station, sitting in a brand new urban canyon, takes shape.
End of the line.
Click to enlarge. (Photo by Tyler Wycoff)
This is where chain link is being replaced with fencing which matches the plaza
Inexplicable bright yellow baseball amid the trees.
Red is old Yankee Stadium. This diagram comes from FieldOfSchemes.com
Look at all that blank space. Canvas! (What should go on those walls? A giant schedule perhaps?)
1885 Sanborn Map Image (Source: Sanborn Map Collection, Minneapolis Public Library, Copyright © 2001 by The Sanborn Map Company, Sanborn Library, LLC)
Apparently, there will be public restrooms accessible directly from the plaza.
The completed promenade
Photo by Tyler Wycoff
Those two empty seats in the front row are where we started the game.
Name that band. Please. (Mick Sterling)
If you want, you can ask those folks how the game is going -- and even get a little bit of info from the big screen (Grandstand)
Many people will approace the park from this direction and it's a pretty great first glimpse. It features all the design elements in modestly condensed form, and still manages to look like a ballpark (instead of something else).
A mysterious smile from within a very deep planter!
Field access on the visitor's side
Clemson Memorial Stadium
Concept drawing of Coomer gate (click to enlarge)
This view is from the roof of a warehouse which stood where the A ramp is today. The HERC is now located where the tracks turned north (toward the top).
Click to see the full-size image.
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