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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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This appears to be the floor to the home dugout!






That's part of the wind veil, waiting in the B ramp for installation






Larry DiVito takes a last check of everything before the game starts






Main ticket window area



Who Owns What (Click for larger version. Source: Ballpark Authority)



Not my actual kids!






Path of quick escape.



Marquette looking south









Seville's certainly will benefit from 81 games a year played about a block away! (When I walked by on this day, the place looked deserted, but I stand corrected!)



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



Circulation building with construction team on top



These are the footings for the staircase which will connect the plaza to the skyway.









This design has a rather generic quality to it, but they appear to have considered the B garage. Though it isn't part of the model, they've clearly left room for it.



A look at Gate 34.



This is the upper deck in Anaheim






Another B ramp glimpse (don't loiter here!)






This is where chain link is being replaced with fencing which matches the plaza



Anna keeps the riff raff under control.



Trees now line Seventh Street



This is the trapezoid (for lack of a better name) in right center. Be sure to notice section of seats just below the pavilion and above the fence (which I hadn't noticed before). For those who are interested, what looks like an old-style scoreboard is in fact a high-def video board which will look, at times, like an old-fashioned scoreboard.


















You can get a hand-carved sandwich, or ice cream while pondering the career of Julio Becquer.












Inspecting the delivery






Here's a closer look at the bullpen area. It's hard to tell for sure, but I think there is still an opening to the concourse right above.



Home Plate Terrace -- really great seats; maybe my personal, budget-based favorite



Playing surface dirt out there? Maybe. (click to enlarge)












Discussions in progress on some very brown grass...



Opening day, 2010



Looking back toward the park from just beyond the north end of the Northstar platform.


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