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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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TF: template-based?



Integrating the administration building was really a great idea. Actually, there will be more things inside than just offices, but that will probably be some sweet space.



Team pennant. (Click to enlarge.)






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).









This is as close as I could get to a pedestrian-eye view of Seventh Street (looking west away from downtown). It's inviting, not imposing, and remarkably dignified.



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Our cantilever friends will be happy to learn that there will be sections with views like this in the new stadium.



Circulation building with construction team on top






Polo Grounds from the south









Marquette looking south



Washington






This is the revised version of the center field pavilion (without the restaurant). It looks like there are no seats, just some ledges for people to sit on. It reminds me of the seating on the "bridge" which sticks out of the new Guthrie Theater. Anything which lands in the trees will presumably be a home run, so the "411" sign is apparently just for fun.






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Emergency access as viewed from outside the ballpark






B ramp improvements are finally becoming usable. The doors lead to the plaza beneath the skyway steps.



Section 117, Row WC (applies to all the back rows under the Legends Club seating)



Close-up on the diagram of the Club Level with finishing materials (click to enlarge)



Photo by Tyler Wycoff



Trains now rumble regularly beneath the promenade.



Love the red flowers -- just like the original concept drawings. That NEVER happens.



Note that, even though the scoreboard appears strategically placed, it's the outfield stands which block any potential view of the field from this roof.



Detail at Gate 6






At TF, you never know when you may bump into a Pohlad



Three weeks ago this was a patch of scruffy trees. Now it's a patio. In case you were wondering, that's where I've been...



I realized I've never shown how the walkway over Seventh Street meets the A ramp












This is the Seventh Street circulation ramp. Note that the floor is covered with plywood to protect it during construction. Not all construction firms are as careful with this type of protection as Mortenson.



The admin building (note TF logo on banner)



Which way to the skyway? Really??



Uh oh. A code of conduct. Clearly posted. I'm not gonna mention any names, but you know who you are... (Click to enlarge.)



Night games are much preferred by the players at Target Field. You can see why.



Work going on under the steel.



Looking out from under Gate 34


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