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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.
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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...
The Northstar station at night
This is what I was working on while my photo was taken (click to see a VERY BIG version).
"Hey look! There we are!"
These openings will facilitate access to the catwalks which run throughout the canopy.
Chef stand and menu in the Carew atrium
Inspecting the delivery
Panels arriving on flatbed trailers in front of the Twins' dugout.
An escalator was going in the day I was there.
Yes, it's pretty tempting to just walk right in...
Skywalk over Seventh
An ice cream salad cone -- er, Walk-a-Taco
This is the main entry to the Pro Shop. The second entry, located just outside the turnstiles, is indicated by the arrow.
Reasonable (if not overly generous) leg room
That's Fifth Street (and a tattooed arm) in the foreground.
Scoreboard in profile against the skyline
This may look like just some guy (perhaps a spy) headed for the train. But it's actually the Northstar engineer!
Sure would be nice to cover that metal grid with more wooden louvers, eh?
Love the lighted, translucent panel
Photo by Tyler Wycoff
Here you can see the real beauty of the Seventh Street side, and get a solid sense of why the overall design really works. The building's purpose is clearly visible, there are numerous connections from inside to outside, scale is nicely mitigated, the stone is attractively used, materials are pleasantly mixed and truly complementary. It's just a winner in so many ways.
I have no idea what this is or does, but as gear goes, it's totally boss, man. (Attached to a railing just off of the Trap)
Original outfield configuration
7:32 PM Glare begins at about the left field foul pole.
A view into the park down Sixth Street from just beyond Hennepin. Note that one side of the street contains century-old, classic buildings -- structures which are likely to last another century or more. The other side, not so much. (Click the image to see what it looked like from exactly the same spot 97 years ago.)
Site of the proposed new Atlanta Braves ballpark. Look familiar?
Here is Seventh Street viewed from the west looking toward downtown. This will probably be the most pedestrian-friendly side (other than the plaza), but only if there is some psychological barrier between the people on foot and the people in their dangerously fast-moving automobiles.
2014 Twins ASG promo bat.
The old flour Gold Medal Flour Mill, located next to the new Guthrie theater (Source: RP)
4th inning in the nearly deserted Home Run Porch View Level in left.
Eleven flag poles
North Loop Deli
Usher Anna hands out Homer Hankies
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.
Two concepts here remain in the final design. First is the oddly-shaped pavilion in center. Second is the section just above the right field fence. In the current design this section will hang over the field by a few feet. The original doesn't do that, but you can see that the concept goes way back in the planning.