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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 Ron Coomer corner features a bar.



A little higher angle shows how the two stations are close to one another but distinctly separate. The oval, glass-enclosed area is the entrance from the Northstar platform below into the ballpark. The LRT platform is comparable to the other stations along that route.






Opening day, 2010









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



A Killebrew tribute covers part of the wall where the entry doors are located near the escalators.






Main ticket window area



Window area sketched by the limestone



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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)



Hit gap, win suit!



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



Before the team came out to warm up, Kirby Puckett, Jr. was playing Frisbee out in center.



This looks south and shows how the Northstar tracks are sheltered by the promenade above. This is the side which faces the HERC plant.






Double plays will be turned here.



The Northstar circulation building is starting to take shape.



Champion's Club details (click to enlarge)



Security cones?



A view straight on of the Pro Shop area and ticket windows (just barely visible). The piers you see beneath the plaza are already almost completed (see final photo).






Love the lighted, translucent panel



What a great sight!






This is the entrance behind home plate (not visible in the renderings which have been released). It shows that the upper deck is set back from the facade -- a very good thing if it remains in the final design.






Fan number 3,030,673 came through this gate a few moments after I took this picture.









Pesky Reality



An early concept for the pedestrial bridge. (Source: Ballpark Authority, RP)






B ramp glimpse






Wood-backed seats viewed through gate 6



The east wall of the building looks like it will be the first part completed. These are probably supports for the plaza, and they hug the very edge of the site.



I love these upper neighborhoods.






Freight trains run in very close proximity (Jerry Bell was standing at my left elbow when I took this picture)






Instrument of evil.



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





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