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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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The view from section 210






Marquette looking south



A spectacular golden hour



A few weeks ago there were sand volleyball courts here. When the park opens, this will be surface parking. Maybe one day there will be something more interesting built on top of that parking...






Our conductor in Big Lake












Reverse view, now looking down Sixth toward the park. The Met Stadium flag pole will be right there!



This area will supposedly show the Twins chronology. Will it stretch back to 1901?












This is the upper deck in Anaheim



Yes, TC is smiling.






Nine spots for hops bats.



A path for workers -- don't touch the plaza! -- in front of three giant Chia pets



The HERC promenade side.






2014 Twins ASG promo bat.












Lots of folks working behind those ticket windows






Tickets!



Very nice Admin glass.



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Here is a close-up of those funny little islands of seats (HRP View).






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Installation in action (Home Plate Box)



The green in question (click for very large version)






The Pantheon (with inset of the magic eye)









The beautiful Promenade has become a sea of temporary barricades. (Smoker's Row outside the unnumbered gate)



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Section 101, Row 27











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MBA - Minnesota Ballpark Authority (will own Target Field)

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