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Look closely and you'll see limestone on the front of the press box!
One thing that the design disguises nicely is that the Pro Shop (and other key components) are actually built over lanes of freeway. That can clearly be seen here.
Now, why is there horse shit on the street next to Target Field? (I saw it in two places. Mounted police maybe?)
End of the line.
Concept drawing for the fan/player appreciation wall. (Click to enlarge.)
First, an overview. The base of the plaza here will meet the base of Sixth Street at Second Avenue.
From last week, you can see the piers taking shape. I believe that the front row, visible here as just forms and reinforcing rods, is the front edge of the plaza.
What has been actually built so far is only a tiny subset of this vision.
A spectacular golden hour
These are the outside tracks which go under the promenade
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.
At lower left are the seats I'm not going to use any time soon.
The HERC promenade side.
Once again, Noah is holding his ears because of the traffic noise.
Look beyond the gigantic hand (a hounds tooth jacket? really?) and you'll get a glimpse of the main grandstand configuration. The two (or is it three?) levels of suites are visible, as is the design of the so-called "split upper deck," and the extensive use of limestone for decorative accents. Let's hope these little touches don't get cut as costs increase, because they make a nice tie-in from the outside of the park to the inside. Of most interest to me is the way that the very best seats are physically separated from all the rest of the seats by that limestone. There will be virtually no way to sneak into these seats. On one level, that's a somewhat sad design feature...
Skyline to the left of me, jokers to the right, here I am, stuck in the outfield with you... (click to enlarge)
Now we know what the English phone booths were for...
Click to see the full-size image.
Ullger warms up.
Working on the main concourse right about directly behind the plate.
Um, I think that guy is out.
Overview of the storage tracks.
Two plazas in Spain. (Brad and I were pretending to steal coins from the fountain. We were all just so darn funny back in high school, eh?)
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).
No arches. No brick. No girders. Classic.
Look at all those flag poles! But wouldn't the one from Met Stadium look great just inside the gates in the middle of that entrance plaza?
"Hey, Ma, it says here we go in at gate 34. Must be all the way around on the other side!" Seriously, though, this is a really inspired idea.
I see an opportunity in this view for an Abbey Road-style promotional photo! Mauer, Morneau, Nathan and Cuddyer walking toward the ballpark. The only question: which one takes off his cleats?
The storage tunnel is barely visible at left behind that guy.
Open concourses do mean that you can glimpse the field no matter where you are, but not really the game.
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