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The lot within the lot.
Playing surface dirt out there? Maybe. (click to enlarge)
I'm not sure why there's a wreath on Gate 3. (I quickly checked the headlines for any dreaded Killebrew news. Whew.) It looks to be in celebration, maybe of the move.
Lots of folks working behind those ticket windows
Peering through Gate 34
This is where you will put out your butts -- I mean enjoy some pretty flowers.
Checking out the bike racks on the promenade.
Looking up toward Sixth Street.
Plaza extension reaches toward First Avenue
Loading dock -- already in use!
Another piece of the neighborhood puzzle: the Northstar platform.
Center field seating
This is the staircase (ramp?) leading up to the trapezoid. Nice flagpole too. You'll be able to find me and Ben McEvers at the base of that flagpole on opening day in 2010!
Viewed from another angle, you can see that the bullpens now sit beneath the upper deck outfield seating.
The bases for the player statues have been recently upgraded.
Trees now line Seventh Street
Trees also have sprouted near the topiaries
Do you know who did this drawing? If so, please tell me so I can give them proper credit.
Better them than me
Ballpark magic: Infield materializes (click to enlarge)
The Pro Shop.
Delmon Young getting warmed up
Chef stand and menu in the Carew atrium
This would have been the HERC side, though it's unclear just how far over the plant the retracted roof would have gone. My fear was always that they would have to shorten the track and more of the roof would have stayed over the ballpark. The only good retractable roof is one which disappears when not in use. I don't think they could have realistically created such a thing.
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.
Bruce Lambrecht on the roof of the Minikahda building.
Beams connecting the plaza to the Target Center walkway
Crosswalk taking shape.
I meant to include this shot the other day. It's the new LRT bridge being built next to the remaining half of the Fifth Street bridge. The new half is almost TWICE the width of the portion torn down. And the other end runs right into a HERC administration building! (Click to see the view from nearly the same spot about 85 years ago.)
One of those funny little sections above the entrance stairs
"I've never seen them do that before," said a Metropolitan Club waiter as I snapped this picture.
The first completed mural
(Click to enlarge.)
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