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Gate 29 escalators
More of a bird's-eye view of the same area.
Supports viewed from beneath. These seats will be just a few feet from the outside edge of the building!
Ballpark elevation viewed from Seventh Street. (Click to enlarge.)
To the left, out of view, was a row of guys in very nice suits. Most I did not recognize.
Before the team came out to warm up, Kirby Puckett, Jr. was playing Frisbee out in center.
The Metrodome is converted to its football configuration after the Twins game on August 29, 2002
1885 Sanborn Map Image (Source: Sanborn Map Collection, Minneapolis Public Library, Copyright © 2001 by The Sanborn Map Company, Sanborn Library, LLC)
Supports for the little sections in the outfield.
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.
The canopy as viewed through the outfield stands. The lighting approach, despite what you may have heard, is actually very traditional.
Bassett Creek's path through the ballpark site (Source: Minneapolis Public Library)
Concept drawing for the fan/player appreciation wall. (Click to enlarge.)
This is the view from where the plaza will connect to the walkway on the west side of Target Center. This presumably aids traffic flow back to the A ramp, and perhaps to the skyway connection (though the doors to the skyway right there are typically exit only).
Ketchup, mustard, relish, mustard, ketchup
8:12 PM It is now in the area where, if it gets down far enough, it will shine into the eyes of a right-handed hitter.
No, that's not Kent Hrbek. It's catcher Glenn Borgmann.
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.
Heaters over standing room (the backs of the retired number circles visible above)
This is the Metropolitan Club as viewed from the future Ballpark Authority office space.
The completed promenade
Stay warm while buying tickets.
Looking south (toward Seventh Street).
New Downtown Minneapolis Public Library (Source: RP)
Here's a rack of lights being prepared for lifting into the canopy.
Hardware in the window! (But why are there three trophies? 1924?)
Bench seating just off the plaza
(Click to enlarge.)
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