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The Plan

June 2, 2006 1:14 AM

At this writing, everything is preliminary. The twins have admitted that all the drawings (and presumably the model) were just concepts, and have nothing to do with how the actual park will look.

So, until there is an architectural plan to look at, here are some of the documents which were used in support of the project. (Warning: Some of this is pretty dry stuff...)

Text of the Law (HF 2480)

House Supporting Documents

(PDF) Minnesota Urban Ballpark Proposal (Environmental Impact)

(PDF) C-17 Early Report Regarding the Site

(PDF) Twins Original Proposal

(PDF) HOK Preliminary Architectural Plans

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The rough outlines of our urban trench. (North is up.)



Locations for ticket machines near the Hrbek outdoor plaza



4th inning in the thinning crowd of the Grandstand.






Selling exactly what they say they're selling.






Here is a close-up of those funny little islands of seats (HRP View).






Trampled, repaired, and re-trampled grass









Wrigley Field viewed while approaching on foot from the northwest



Target Headquarters



This is amazingly close to completed. It's a short tunnel entrance ramp to 394 underneath the outfield stands.



Here is one of the concept drawings referenced (but not shown) in the MPR story (conceptual ballpark at left, LRT tracks switched to the north half of the Fifth Street bridge, which is actually in all of the long-range plans).



Train. (What is it about baseball and trains?)



I don't know if the back side is also a test for materials, but it could be a hint of how the exposed steel supports will be finished. Or it could just be to hold up the stone.



Looking back toward downtown from the end of the balcony



The blue line now indicates where the back of the accessible seating ends and standing room begins.



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An arch under construction.






Plaza seating installation



That is pretty close... (Grandstand)



Mystery door on Seventh Street...






Snow-blowing the field



I finally found the corner of TF dedicated to the Senators. What a wonderful sight.



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Lower deck view of the out-of-town scoreboard.















That's Jacque Jones looking up in awe at the Great Greenness.



This is where the plaza meets First Avenue



This is a good overview of the spot where the Northstar (bottom) and LRT (top) will intersect.



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Chef stand and menu in the Carew atrium






7:42 PM It moves to the left in the image and begins to blossom.



Here's the current overview from the south side of the B ramp (from which the banner at the top of this page was culled).



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The finished product.


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