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Ready for action.
Staging for the next section (Home Plate Box)
I don't think this will remain a knothole, but the view is pretty cool.
Dave St. Peter introducing the first physical models of the ballpark in June 2007
Such promise. (Click to enlarge.)
Night (about the 7th inning)
Nearby, workers are finishing a support column. The guy at the bottom is using some sort of personal dirt mover (inset). Very cool.
For reference, here's that spot on the model.
Trees also have sprouted near the topiaries
Trains now rumble regularly beneath the promenade.
It's pretty easy to see right into the Twins dugout!
Knothole non-view #2
The outfield stands taking shape.
B ramp at left, ballpark at right (and visible far away through the tiny crack)
OK, it doesn't really look like that at all...
Here is the most recent outfield configuration, captured from the animation video. We probably shouldn't make too much of the logos seen on the scoreboard: Best Buy, Dairy Queen, Target, Pepsi, Dodge and Qwest...
Since pictures of the ballpark are forbidden, perhaps you'll enjoy this shot of the lovely apple tree in my front yard.
The view from the upper concourse.
Today's match-up (click to enlarge)
This is some of the signage in place for concession stands.
Indications that club seating (the wider spaced areas above each dugout) will be a major presence in the lower deck
Lots of people are doing it.
One more exterior view shows that, while the original look was attractive in a way, it seems to be a variation on the look of the Washington ballpark (albeit with a much more coherent collection of elements). What's remarkable is that the design team has refined the concept amazingly well, improving it immeasurably. What we're actually getting is clearly descended from this, but it's in a whole different league:
Look familiar? Unfortunately, just adding little balconies with cool angles will not offset the pervading ugliness.
First Avenue at left, bike parking area at lower right
One of those funny little sections above the entrance stairs
Selected Bibliography - Analysis
First Edition (1992)
Second Edition (2006)
Selected Bibliography - Surveys
Second Edition (1987)
Not a "Third Edition" exactly,
but it replaced the above title
(2000, large coffee table)
Original edition (2000, round)
Revised edition (2006, round)
(2001, medium coffee table)
(2002, small coffee table)
(2003, medium coffee table)
(2004, very large coffee table)
(2006, very large coffee table)
Combines the previous two titles
(2007, medium coffee table)
Selected Bibliography - Nostalgia
Book and six ballpark miniatures