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Note the speakers hanging beneath that deck
Hubert's remains the only sports bar within site of the Dome after 28 years of its existence. It's a cautionary tale.
The lights went on, and it was a Good Thing
The process of building the canopy is really amazing to watch.
I do love the upper concourse. Feels like home already.
This view clearly shows the curve in the left field stands and the relationship of the first row with the playing field (no overhang to speak of in left).
Look closely at the overhang. You'll see the on the right it is flush with the fence, and then it sticks out farther and farther as you move toward center. More fun for Michael Cuddyer.
What has been actually built so far is only a tiny subset of this vision.
Looking for some detail
From the roof of the Minnekahda building (courtesy Bruce Lambrecht).
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.
The county of my birth!
Limestone still dominates the Seventh Street walkway from a pedestrian point of view. But brick take over as you move upward -- a concession to cost, no doubt.
A view straight on of the Pro Shop area and ticket windows (just barely visible). The piers you see beneath the plaza are already almost completed (see final photo).
This view looks up Fifth Street toward downtown and shows how the LRT tracks sort of snuggle up to the ballpark.
Having fun. Installing limestone. Good gig.
Viewed from up Sixth Street, the tip of the canopy looks like the claw of some gigantic crustacean!
(Click to enlarge.)
This is a background image extracted from one of the blueprint pages. It's essentially a schematic of the park (Terrace Level). In it you can see the shape of the various seating areas (to a certain extent).
Larry DiVito and staff member (you write the caption)
A peek through a tiny gate.
I saw it at another park...
Here's a closer look at the bullpen area. It's hard to tell for sure, but I think there is still an opening to the concourse right above.
Look at all that blank space. Canvas! (What should go on those walls? A giant schedule perhaps?)
The green is a composite of the topmost seating areas in the new ballpark. The gray is a scale diagram of the Metrodome.
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