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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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"You talk about the magic, the aura, but what really makes a stadium is the fans. Concrete doesn't talk back to you. Chairs don't talk back to you. It's the people who are there, day in, day out, that makes the place magic."

– Bernie Williams

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Here are 50 images chosen randomly from the 3045 found on this site. Click the image to be taken to the original post. A new list is created every 10 minutes.





Our cantilever friends will be happy to learn that there will be sections with views like this in the new stadium.



The shade of the canopy gives way to a brief shaft of light. It would do the same again a short while later when the sun passed through that tiny open sliver between the View and Terrace levels.



The Northstar stop has a name.



Look closely and you'll see limestone on the front of the press box!









Puckett atrium menu part 1



Concept drawing of Coomer gate (click to enlarge)



Window area sketched by the limestone






Denard Span ready, in a swoop of sunlight.






Now, why is there horse shit on the street next to Target Field? (I saw it in two places. Mounted police maybe?)






WCCO-TV building






The media all turned out!






Dome, what have you taken from us?









Click to see the whole, beautiful image. (Photo by Tyler Wycoff)






The art panels on the Fifth Street facade as viewed from the top of the Minnekahda building.






A mysterious smile from within a very deep planter!






(Click to enlarge)






Click to enlarge greatly. See yourself?



Look at all that blank space. Canvas! (What should go on those walls? A giant schedule perhaps?)






A last look on the way out.






A walkway begins to form (this is as close as you can get right now)



Champion's Club details (click to enlarge)



The louvres on Fifth have been completely filled in



The Switch



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






Touring the Rapid Park site (L-R: Commissioners Wade, Vekich, Sykora, Cramer, and tour guide Chuck Ballentine, source: RP)



"Hey look! There we are!"






Scoreboard in profile against the skyline



Rooftop scaffolding, for the wind veil installation?



Pile driving in progress









Comerica Park main entrance: Tigers, bats, and much (maybe too much) more (Source: LP)


Glossary

BPM - Ballpark Magic

BRT - Bus Rapid Transit

DSP - Dave St. Peter

FSE - Full Season Equivalent

FYS - Fake Yankee Stadium (see also: NYS)

HERC - Hennepin Energy Resource Company (aka the Garbage Burner)

HPB - Home Plate Box

HRP - Home Run Porch

LC - Legends Club

LRT - Light Rail Transit

MBA - Minnesota Ballpark Authority (will own Target Field)

MOA - Mall of America

MSFC - Minnesota Sports Facilities Commission (owns the Metrodome)

NYS - New Yankee Stadium

SRO - Standing Room Only

STH - Season Ticket Holder

TCFBS - TCF Bank Stadium

TF - Target Field

Selected Bibliography - Analysis
 


(1993)
 


First Edition (1992)
 


Second Edition (2006)
 


(2008)
 

Selected Bibliography - Surveys
 


(1975)
 


Second Edition (1987)
 


Not a "Third Edition" exactly,
but it replaced the above title
(2000)
 


(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
 


(1992)
 


Book and six ballpark miniatures
(2004)
 

Complete Bibliography

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