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This is where the main ticket office will be.
Flowers. Real flowers.
In the top of the 9th, the sun hit our backs and summer took one last long look.
The canopy as viewed through the outfield stands. The lighting approach, despite what you may have heard, is actually very traditional.
A true fan out in the bleachers
For $19.95 you can load up your plate (one trip only)
Look at all that blank space. Canvas! (What should go on those walls? A giant schedule perhaps?)
Signage for the concession stand which is available from the plaza (plaques are up on the fencing)
The tracks on the right will be moved to the newly-cleared area on the left. The edge of the ballpark will be about where the rocks and dirt meet.
The renderings and concept model differ here. MOJO thinks this is the perfect place for a party deck. Dave St. Peter seemed to agree!
The angle on the main scoreboard from the Batter's Eye is surprisingly good -- acceptable, at least.
T is for Twins
One half of those windows are well-used.
In addition to the Pro Shop facade, you can see more gravel being laid before the final plaza surface is poured.
The official ballpark development area
Because of the scale, it's sometimes hard to realize that there are actual guys down there doing the tough work! Here they are getting ready to pour a footing.
One of those funny little sections above the entrance stairs
Walkway sneak peek
This is what I was working on while my photo was taken (click to see a VERY BIG version).
From behind the wind veil
This is what it looked like during the first open house in March.
For some inexplicable reason, a lot of the new parks being built these days feature grand staircases like this one.
This shows the area where the Northstar platform connects with the ballpark (that translucent oval). Above that is the area which will house the Twins operations offices.
The east wall of the building looks like it will be the first part completed. These are probably supports for the plaza, and they hug the very edge of the site.
The plate marker is just to the left.
The 1963 team won 91 games! (Click to enlarge and see the names)
A truck is leaving the HERC plant. Here you can see the proximity to the promenade. For the record, the truck drove right by me and I smelled nothing...
Wood-backed seats viewed through gate 6
Section 101, Row 27
Steps going up at Gate 29/Carew
Photo by Jeff Ewer (Click to enlarge.)
The stunning curtains, which skillfully evoke the architecture, keep the atrium from getting too hot in the late afternoon sun, simultaneously hiding the HERC.
Indications that club seating (the wider spaced areas above each dugout) will be a major presence in the lower deck
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