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Looking from the middle of the third base side back toward the entry door
T is for Twins
Giant screened images! (573 Club, my back to Seventh Ave windows)
What has been actually built so far is only a tiny subset of this vision.
A photo taken as my meter ran out.
Mussina's first pitch. (Playing 3rd: Not A-Rod)
Photo by Jeff Ewer (Click to enlarge.)
Branding on the plaza
This area will supposedly show the Twins chronology. Will it stretch back to 1901?
All three seating mounds
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 lights went on, and it was a Good Thing
The outline of an infield has appeared on the asphalt in advance of the ground-breaking on Thursday night.
These stairs will meet the skyway.
A glimpse of the rather plain west facade (the side which faces the HERC plant).
Condiments! (complete with faux limestone on the cart -- nice touch)
A scene repeated about a BILLION times each game
In addition to the Pro Shop facade, you can see more gravel being laid before the final plaza surface is poured.
Look closely and you'll see limestone on the front of the press box!
8:22 PM The sun has caused glare in the webcam, but you can still see the reflection affecting the upper deck behind home plate.
The view through a construction "knothole".
This is as close as I could get to a pedestrian-eye view of Seventh Street (looking west away from downtown). It's inviting, not imposing, and remarkably dignified.
For reference, here's that spot on the model.
They help create a psychological safe area along the plaza edge, and help you forget that cars are zipping by directly beneath you.
(Click to enlarge)
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.
Fencing is going up all along the plaza
As mentioned earlier, one of the best climate-controlled views of construction is from the 7th floor elevator lobby in the A ramp. (That's Noah getting his first glimpse of the new ballpark.)
Love the LC!
The official ballpark development area
Note reflected sunset (7:30 PM). Could be a worry...
Left to right: Opat, Oliva, Dave St. Peter, Melvin Tennant (Meet Minneapolis), Jerry Bell, Rybak
Time to paint those supports Vikings-purple.
Plaza extension reaches toward 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