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Note the speakers hanging beneath that deck
Larry DiVito, mowing
Artist at work
A closer look into the park from down the street. How great will this view be during a game??
One more exterior view shows that, while the original look was attractive in a way, it seems to be a variation on the look of the Washington ballpark (albeit with a much more coherent collection of elements). What's remarkable is that the design team has refined the concept amazingly well, improving it immeasurably. What we're actually getting is clearly descended from this, but it's in a whole different league:
Here's the entrance from the seating bowl. It's down the outer moat, just beyond the last of the Dugout Box sections.
TC caps everywhere! (Is that you?)
The sculpture on which millions of kids will one day pose.
Click to see the whole page from this 1971 program.
The knothole (sans view of anything interesting)
Then you turn around to this!
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!
I do love the upper concourse. Feels like home already.
The LRT station, sitting in a brand new urban canyon, takes shape.
The plaza as seen from the B ramp.
Complicated pedestrian crossing
Gate 6 is quite large
I see an opportunity in this view for an Abbey Road-style promotional photo! Mauer, Morneau, Nathan and Cuddyer walking toward the ballpark. The only question: which one takes off his cleats?
It was in and then quickly out of his glove. You gotta make that play.
A look at Gate 34.
Workers against green
The entrance from the service level corridor. (You have to pass the Twins clubhouse door to get there.)
Here's a correction: The LRT platform will actually be able to load outbound trains from both sides.
Limestone will cover this pretty soon, but for now you can see where the escalator is.
Click to enlarge
Waiting for a train. Reading on the promenade. How urbane.
Discovered on the upper concourse!
Signage for the concession stand which is available from the plaza (plaques are up on the fencing)
JohnW provides this shot of a construction barricade on First Avenue
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