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Looking up Fifth, with LRT tracks and B ramp at left
We took refuge for a time in the Twins Pub where you can drink a beer (or just hang out) and listen to some ballpark tunes. The organ is decorated with a TC (of course) and what looked like drawings which Sue has received from kids.
The right field overhang is in place, and the first base stands are starting to go in.
The official ballpark development area
The plate marker is just to the left.
I realized I've never shown how the walkway over Seventh Street meets the A ramp
I noticed this detail while taking the previous picture. I figure that it must be the VIP entrance from the surface parking lot. I don't think there is any parking inside the ballpark, so this entrance will likely be for suite-dwellers and other VIPs, though I can't say for sure whether players will enter here.
Items promoting the Twins 2014 All-Star Game bid. I got to bring one of these buckets home, and Noah got his first-ever taste of Cracker Jacks.
This is the back of the Cisco Field scoreboard, showing video to folks out on the plaza.
Here's another view up Sixth Street toward where the plaza will meet First Avenue (it will hug Target Center all the way).
Photo by Tyler Wycoff
Wrigley Field viewed while approaching on foot from the northwest
The Metrodome has sure been tarted up.
Final pieces arrive
Looking from the middle of the third base side back toward the entry door
Somebody asked how long it would be before the tarp had a sponsor. Well, not very long.
Night games are much preferred by the players at Target Field. You can see why.
These are the footings for the staircase which will connect the plaza to the skyway.
This little item stands just to the south of the site, where the volleyball courts used to be. It has to be related to exterior finishing elements, which means this is the first glimpse of the actual stone to be used. Very buttery.
August 2001 (a month later we were engaged)
This is the outside portion of the Metropolitan Club.
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.
Stay warm while buying tickets.
The view from our seats. I took this picture while standing, and the railing would prove mildly problematic when I sat down -- but not as much as my scorecard, which I always seemed to be holding right in Vic's view of the plate (she told me so).
Polo Grounds from the south
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).
The view from the corner of Ford Centre. (Feel free to tie up your boats here.)
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