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Handshakes all around (there's gonna be a lot of that over the next few weeks)
They can put a camera just about anywhere. (Photo by Jeff Ewer)
Yes, it's pretty tempting to just walk right in...
Lots of folks working behind those ticket windows
Looking north (toward Fifth Street and the LRT station).
The proposed wooden screen covering the circulation ramp on Fifth Street (at left is the equivalent screen on Seventh Street).
Look beyond the gigantic hand (a hounds tooth jacket? really?) and you'll get a glimpse of the main grandstand configuration. The two (or is it three?) levels of suites are visible, as is the design of the so-called "split upper deck," and the extensive use of limestone for decorative accents. Let's hope these little touches don't get cut as costs increase, because they make a nice tie-in from the outside of the park to the inside. Of most interest to me is the way that the very best seats are physically separated from all the rest of the seats by that limestone. There will be virtually no way to sneak into these seats. On one level, that's a somewhat sad design feature...
Champion's Club details (click to enlarge)
Earl Santee, principle architect for HOK Sport, presents some concepts while Mike Opat listens
Once again, Noah is holding his ears because of the traffic noise.
It was in and then quickly out of his glove. You gotta make that play.
A sign that your mall is all but dead: roped off escalators. (This is at about 4:00 PM on a weekday.)
Discovered on the upper concourse!
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.
From last week, you can see the piers taking shape. I believe that the front row, visible here as just forms and reinforcing rods, is the front edge of the plaza.
Typical standing room crowd which started early and lasted the entire game.
This looks toward the middle of the park. The third base side of the Legends Club is to the right up ahead, while the 573 Club is just barely visible at the end of the hallway. It extends to the left.
Our host points to the Puckett Atrium on the diagram.
The alumni band sounded great.
Concept drawing of Coomer gate (click to enlarge)
The Hennepin Grille appears to feature chicken, brats, and fries.
An ice cream salad cone -- er, Walk-a-Taco
Sue Nelson, and her organ, in one of the Twins Pubs
Photo by Jared Wieseler
Finally, a night game image -- complete with fireworks! (OK, it's either a construction photo which has been Photoshopped, or some lucky photographer spent the Fourth of July in the upper deck watching the fireworks over the river. Cool either way.)
More of a bird's-eye view of the same area.
Just think: It could look like this!
Notice that the wooden-backed club seats are now covered by a green tarp for protection from the elements.
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