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The Polo Grounds (left) and Shibe Park (Connie Mack Stadium)
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).
Click to enlarge
Did you know that the out-of-town scoreboard is covered by a black chain 1ink fence?
Here is Seventh Street viewed from the west looking toward downtown. This will probably be the most pedestrian-friendly side (other than the plaza), but only if there is some psychological barrier between the people on foot and the people in their dangerously fast-moving automobiles.
From about two blocks away you can finally get an idea of what it looks like. Just to my left (but out of view) was a valet parking stand where a limo was idling.
Bruce Lambrecht on the roof of the Minikahda building.
Photo by Jared Wieseler
Viewed from up Sixth Street (that's Target Center on the left), you can get an idea of how the connection is currently planned. As it stands now, the plaza will extend to that support pillar, from which a stairway will empty to the sidewalk below. If they get their wish, additional support structures will provide a walkway along Target Center which will gradually (without stairs) meet the sidewalk somewhere up near First Avenue.
A little higher angle shows how the two stations are close to one another but distinctly separate. The oval, glass-enclosed area is the entrance from the Northstar platform below into the ballpark. The LRT platform is comparable to the other stations along that route.
The heretofore unseen north facade (click to enlarge). Does it look like a ballpark? And what's with the bamboo?
OK, just how many servings per container?
Steps going up at Gate 29/Carew
This is the LRT path looking from the ballpark site (behind me) toward downtown. The line currently ends about two blocks up this street. This bridge over I-394 is also being partially rebuilt as part of the ballpark project.
There must be millions of details needing tending
I'll admit that this makes me nervous. It's pretty easy to step into the path of a train (which is true at various points along the line, but still...)
An arch under construction.
Work beneath the scoreboard
Fan number 3,030,673 came through this gate a few moments after I took this picture.
This is the main entry to the Pro Shop. The second entry, located just outside the turnstiles, is indicated by the arrow.
The alumni band sounded great.
Looking through it, you can see the outfield pavilion (upper deck at least).
Special guests in the trees!
Two signs visible from beyond the confines of the ballpark.
Viewed from the A ramp.
Here you can see the real beauty of the Seventh Street side, and get a solid sense of why the overall design really works. The building's purpose is clearly visible, there are numerous connections from inside to outside, scale is nicely mitigated, the stone is attractively used, materials are pleasantly mixed and truly complementary. It's just a winner in so many ways.
Here's the entrance from the seating bowl.
That's Noah and my brother, Chris, checking out the Loge Box amenities
Miller Park: Gymnasium with skylight (Source: RP)
Back of scoreboard; facade in context.
Discussions in progress on some very brown grass...
Click to enlarge. (Photo by Jared Wieseler)
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