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Big board, as viewed from section 327, row 9.
A sharp-eyed reader caught me trying to make the best of a bad situation with my SP-570UZ on Sunday afternoon
Work in progress.
Section 139, Row 8
Looking back toward the park from just beyond the north end of the Northstar platform.
Rod Carew will greet you, but he's sorely in need of a home plate for reference. (Killebrew is too.)
Stepping inside the circulation building
The future history of Minnesota ballparks will go here
Train. (What is it about baseball and trains?)
TC meets the Mayor (Photo by Jeff Ewer)
Playing surface dirt out there? Maybe. (click to enlarge)
The action drew everybody to the top step. (Click to enlarge greatly.)
Having fun. Installing limestone. Good gig.
Working on the connecting LRT tracks (this view looks up Fifth Street toward downtown.)
Love the red flowers -- just like the original concept drawings. That NEVER happens.
This is the LRT path looking from the ballpark site (behind me) toward downtown. The line currently ends about two blocks up this street. This bridge over I-394 is also being partially rebuilt as part of the ballpark project.
The Lincoln Saltdogs (and a promotional Nerd)
Actual LRT tracks are now in the street, and buses now pass over them before entering the transit hub.
Winter approaches. But one day baseballs will fly where now there are cranes.
Serious home dugout work in progress.
Infield dirt used as accents
A view of construction from the B ramp. This looks toward Seventh Street, over what will be Gate 34 (the main entrance).
Directly above the ceiling here is the hidden concourse which served the upper deck prior to the renovation. That concourse was closed off to the public, but became a service level for ballpark employees. It's one of the many quirks which will be lost when the wrecking ball takes the place away.
Looking from the middle of the third base side back toward the entry door
Work has begun on the plaza, and the activity has started to impact I-394 traffic.
Lower deck view of the out-of-town scoreboard.
(Click to enlarge greatly)
CBP: retro in facade only
Because of the scale, it's sometimes hard to realize that there are actual guys down there doing the tough work! Here they are getting ready to pour a footing.
This is the revised version of the center field pavilion (without the restaurant). It looks like there are no seats, just some ledges for people to sit on. It reminds me of the seating on the "bridge" which sticks out of the new Guthrie Theater. Anything which lands in the trees will presumably be a home run, so the "411" sign is apparently just for fun.
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