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Shaking It Off

January 18, 2008 2:26 PM

I'm shaking off the January blahs. And if you'd like to as well, check this out:

Ballpark Demolition Videos

You'll be able to kill a half an hour and get to see the demise of all those depressing donut-parks (plus one sad classic). It's a very cool collection.

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Integrating the administration building was really a great idea. Actually, there will be more things inside than just offices, but that will probably be some sweet space.



From the roof of the B ramp, you can see just how futile it will be to get a glimpse of the action.









This is a slightly blurry view of the pavilion in center. It has a quirky shape, but one which is completely consistent with the overall ballpark design. Nice work there. You can also get a glimpse of the greenery which will rise above the fences.



This is from inside the B ramp, where an entrance to the plaza will one day be






Photo by Tyler Wycoff



Rally Hanky (2002 ALCS)



4th inning in the nearly deserted Home Run Porch View Level in left.



Our engineer.






2014 Twins ASG promo bat.






The Guthrie Theater's Wurtele Thrust Stage seating






Click to enlarge. (Photo by Jared Wieseler)



Better them than me



Philly






Tickets!



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One of those funny little sections above the entrance stairs



I love this view of the Basilica.



Killebrew's mammoth shot on June 3, 1967 is currently memorialized on a wall at the Mall of America






TCF Bank Stadium (click to enlarge)



The Pro Shop.






The Puckett atrium fireplace is just barely visible at the far left.









Site of the proposed new Atlanta Braves ballpark. Look familiar?









Sure would be nice to cover that metal grid with more wooden louvers, eh?












Uh oh. A code of conduct. Clearly posted. I'm not gonna mention any names, but you know who you are... (Click to enlarge.)






Detail of the Puckett wall hanging






Main Concourse



This is what I was working on while my photo was taken (click to see a VERY BIG version).














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From the roof of the B ramp, you can see just how futile it will be to get a glimpse of the action.


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