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A very early vision for TF's main concourse
Beams connecting the plaza to the Target Center walkway
Limestone facing and flowers on the right field overhang
I know you've seen these, but is there a better finishing touch anywhere else in baseball? I know not one.
A cross section of the field construction. (Click to enlarge.)
For those not wishing to suffer through my media rant, please enjoy this picture of my lilacs in full bloom.
Desolate. Dirty. Mysterious. Expensive. Unlikely.
TCF Bank Stadium (click to enlarge)
Since pictures of the ballpark are forbidden, perhaps you'll enjoy this shot of the lovely apple tree in my front yard.
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.
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 lot within the lot.
Looking up Seventh Street (click to see what it looked like from the same spot in 1950)
Can you name that field? (Braemer Park, Edina)
Photo by Jeff Ewer
This opportunity is half a block up Third Avenue and thousands of people walk right by before and after games.
For some inexplicable reason, a lot of the new parks being built these days feature grand staircases like this one.
Dan Mehls, Mortenson Construction
Through the windows of the Metropolitan Club you can see one of the displays of Met Stadium memorabilia.
Look closely at the overhang. You'll see the on the right it is flush with the fence, and then it sticks out farther and farther as you move toward center. More fun for Michael Cuddyer.
Wind veil framing
Click to see the whole, beautiful image. (Photo by Tyler Wycoff)
8:22 PM The sun has caused glare in the webcam, but you can still see the reflection affecting the upper deck behind home plate.
I know these are giants bats with hops growing inside, but... Hmm...
For reference, here's that spot on the model.
Here's a correction: The LRT platform will actually be able to load outbound trains from both sides.
Love the red flowers -- just like the original concept drawings. That NEVER happens.
Wind veil install from across Seventh
The splendid view from the roof of the Minikahda building. (Click to enlarge greatly.)
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.
I love this view of the Basilica.
This is what I was working on while my photo was taken (click to see a VERY BIG version).
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