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A trailer village has sprung up to the south.
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.
A great view from the balcony outside the Metropolitan Club
Overview of the storage tracks.
Desolate. Dirty. Mysterious. Expensive. Unlikely.
7:42 PM It moves to the left in the image and begins to blossom.
That is pretty close... (Grandstand)
The bases for the player statues have been recently upgraded.
This gate opens onto Seventh Street from the circulation ramps, but it appears to actually be an entrance gate, rather than an exit gate. It has something of a Bat Cave feel about it because it's not a gate proper, but an area of louvers that will swing in, virtually disappearing when closed...
From the ground beneath the troubled skyway.
The Metropolitan Club (click to enlarge)
Bench seating? (Click to see hi-res version.)
First Avenue at left, bike parking area at lower right
After the rain. (We were in the wrong spot to see the rainbow...)
The first passengers are about to arrive, but the switch is set for the wrong track (those guys walked all the way out to correct it)
Artist at (very painstaking) work
The seating bowl of Citizens Bank Park overlaid on the Target Field site
Sharing and Caring Hands, as viewed from the ballpark site about a block away. Note transaction in progress in the shadows.
Not much facade left to be finished at this point.
The service entrance area in left-center, now with bench seating
This is NOT Twins Territory anymore
This may look like just some guy (perhaps a spy) headed for the train. But it's actually the Northstar engineer!
This is what will count as a knothole (actually, it's a gated entrance)
Gate 29 Carew
Now we know what the English phone booths were for...
The Legends Club retail store is just visible at the right of this picture.
This is a slightly blurry view of the pavilion in center. It has a quirky shape, but one which is completely consistent with the overall ballpark design. Nice work there. You can also get a glimpse of the greenery which will rise above the fences.
The Pro Shop.
Suite level view
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.
Memorabilia on display in the Metropolitan Club
This view, through a B ramp window, won't last forever.
This is the outside portion of the Metropolitan Club.
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