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One of the many supports being built over the tracks.
Photo by Tyler Wycoff
At the other end of the bridge, the configuration of the tracks has become clear.
The right field overhang is in place, and the first base stands are starting to go in.
The Hrbek gate is directly below. It's a lively place after a game.
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.
After the rain. (We were in the wrong spot to see the rainbow...)
Click to see the full-size image.
Branding on the plaza
Some people will go to work here every day.
This is the LRT bridge under construction as viewed from the east looking west. The ballpark facade would be at the left in this photo.
A recent view of the Bud deck in progress
The pink thing is a mascot. (Actually, with a damn fine mascot actor underneath.)
Double plays will be turned here.
The splendid view from the roof of the Minikahda building. (Click to enlarge greatly.)
Signature elements. (And they wonder why we think the real trees look so small...)
Door to the visitor's clubhouse.
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.
Ballpark elevation diagram, viewed from Fifth Street. (Click to enlarge.)
Hit gap, win suit!
A closer look at the bridge and walls. You can see where the tracks will be laid.
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:
Champion's Club details (click to enlarge)
That's Noah and my brother, Chris, checking out the Loge Box amenities
With the engine behind us, we got a real sense of how fast we were going by looking out the front (back) window
The first passengers are about to arrive, but the switch is set for the wrong track (those guys walked all the way out to correct it)
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