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The rough outlines of our urban trench. (North is up.)
Click to enlarge. (Photo by Tyler Wycoff)
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.
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.
Banners on the parking ramp are a great touch. They help manage scale and turn a lemon into lemonade. On my way there today I passed the WCCO building and remembered how the Twins schedule used to be painted in giant form on the side of that building (which is no longer visible). Wouldn't that be a great thing to resurrect on the side of that ramp? A giant Twins schedule. I always thought that was cool.
The Target Center rooftop patio. Hardly glamorous, but a great view of the ballpark.
Hot dawgs! Getcher hot dawgs!
A little more imaginative is the circulation building for Northstar.
One half of those windows are well-used.
This is the Carew gate covered in plastic.
The main concourse.
Gate 29 Carew (note the walkway above open to the street where you can shout down at your lost friends to tell them where to meet you)
Flag poles, fencing, main entrance gates
Not much facade left to be finished at this point.
Viewed from another angle, you can see that the bullpens now sit beneath the upper deck outfield seating.
Supports viewed from beneath. These seats will be just a few feet from the outside edge of the building!
Looking through the Oliva gate, you can see the outfield stands.
Grid for the ironwood louvres is in place
Here's a correction: The LRT platform will actually be able to load outbound trains from both sides.
From an earlier visit: Don't bother with those escalators either. They were also roped off. And how about a bench? Or a planter? Or even a trash can? That woman is doing the only thing she can: leaning up against a post to do her texting.
The first completed mural
Saints between innings
Is it possible to take a bad picture of this building?
Winter approaches. But one day baseballs will fly where now there are cranes.
Clyde Doeppner proudly displays colored bricks he scavenged from the Met during its demolition. These are the colors in question!
JohnW provides this shot of a construction barricade on First Avenue
Approach in the A ramp to the skywalk over Seventh
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