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Many people will approace the park from this direction and it's a pretty great first glimpse. It features all the design elements in modestly condensed form, and still manages to look like a ballpark (instead of something else).
Love the red flowers -- just like the original concept drawings. That NEVER happens.
Justin Morneau, mobbed after a game-winning homer on June 9
It looks like the Target-themed signage has spilled out to the surrounding area (this was taken from the entryway to the B ramp from Third -- the 394 entrance ramp tunnel)
Looking up Seventh Street (click to see what it looked like from the same spot in 1950)
Here's another view up Sixth Street toward where the plaza will meet First Avenue (it will hug Target Center all the way).
The LRT station, sitting in a brand new urban canyon, takes shape.
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.
The sculpture on which millions of kids will one day pose.
I know these are giants bats with hops growing inside, but... Hmm...
Earl Santee, principle architect for HOK Sport, presents some concepts while Mike Opat listens
This little pathway snakes between the LRT tracks and the Environmental Services Building, emptying into the parking area surrounding the HERC. It could be for maintenance, but it looks more like it's for convenience.
From the best seat in the house (Section 8, Row A), the right field corner is blocked. (No one may care. Fine with me. People should know.)
Notice the temporary railing extensions
This is during halftime.
New section labels, but some curious choices.
Though there's nothing there now, you have to believe they'll find a way to add a party deck up there at some point.
Sunday afternoon, WFTC-HD 720P
Hit gap, win suit!
A timeline of design and construction of the ballpark. (Click to enlarge. Photo by Tyler Wycoff)
The images on that wall appear to be of great Twins moments in history.
That is pretty close... (Grandstand)
The louvres on Fifth have been completely filled in
Lots of pix waiting to be seen from Bert's memorable night.
Sure would be nice to cover that metal grid with more wooden louvers, eh?
Target Plaza in model form
There's the opening through which the groundskeeping equipment will emerge (and disappear).
The moat walkway viewed from across the park.
That's Noah and my brother, Chris, checking out the Loge Box amenities
Ballpark elevation viewed from the promenade (HERC plant) side. (Click to enlarge.)
Now from the inside looking at the same area.
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