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The plaza has been finished off just beautifully.
Here's a first view of the surprisingly spacious walkway on Fifth between the ballpark and the LRT platform.
Wayfinding within the B ramp is still a work in progress.
No, that's not Kent Hrbek. It's catcher Glenn Borgmann.
Special guests in the trees!
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.)
Instrument of evil.
The circulation ramp on the north now has its louver framing.
Checking out the bike racks on the promenade.
This is a good overview of the spot where the Northstar (bottom) and LRT (top) will intersect.
For some inexplicable reason, a lot of the new parks being built these days feature grand staircases like this one.
I took this because of the view reflected in the store windows. (The store is cool too.)
A view of construction from the B ramp. This looks toward Seventh Street, over what will be Gate 34 (the main entrance).
Loading docks to the right, VIP entrances to the left.
Storage tracks in the foreground.
Marquette looking south
Some fun field facts. (Click to enlarge.)
Workers against green
Stairs and escalator down to the platform
Outside the Metropolitan Club, photos of all the other major league ballparks
Carew atrium menu part 1
A Hrbek tribute wall marks the end of the Carew side of the club
Kirby Jr. set to take down the last number
Looking down Sixth Avenue toward the plaza
This may look like just some guy (perhaps a spy) headed for the train. But it's actually the Northstar engineer!
A photo taken as my meter ran out.
Another piece of the neighborhood puzzle: the Northstar platform.
Here's one big problem with a retractable roof: completely terrible seating in left. These scant few seats would have been tucked under the track. No sunshine, no open concourse, it was a terribly kludgy idea. With some hindsight, it's very clear that adding a retractable roof on this small site would have required compromises which would have just been too extensive to tolerate. Without it, the design was free to grow into something much more memorable.
First Avenue at left, bike parking area at lower right
There are some great banners on fencing down Target Way. I'm not sure just who sees them.
Two plazas in Spain. (Brad and I were pretending to steal coins from the fountain. We were all just so darn funny back in high school, eh?)
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.
The reverse angle shows that the signage will only partially obscure views from the top of the ramp. The wall is pretty high up there, so you'll need something to stand on, but it appears that this is one of the so-called "knotholes".
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