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A mysterious smile from within a very deep planter!
Construction of the stands is moving from left to right in this image.
This was from January 19, 2007, when it looked like wonderful things might never happen here.
The french fry lights were on!
I suppose that one day my son will graduate from Mrs. Fields to Hooters. At least he won't have to travel too far. *Shudder*
People! (In the Legends Club)
Ballpark elevation diagram, viewed from Fifth Street. (Click to enlarge.)
This is a closer look at the steel work.
Photo by Jeff Ewer
Target Plaza looking toward the grandstand
This is what it looked like during the first open house in March.
I love views like this. They show just how much Target Field shimmers. (Photo by Jeff Ewer)
A look at Gate 34.
Many people will approace the park from this direction and it's a pretty great first glimpse. It features all the design elements in modestly condensed form, and still manages to look like a ballpark (instead of something else).
A slightly different elevation drawing, again viewed from Fifth Street, with some labels. (Click to enlarge.)
Looking from First Avenue toward the ballpark (over the top of a construction barricade)
Just one lane of traffic and a couple of feet between the fence in right-center and the wall of the parking ramp!
At the end of the balcony you can see down the promenade.
Print press box
A final glimpse from the street of stadia installation along the left field line
8:32 PM The glare is gone. Elapsed time: 1 hour (approximately 3 innings).
Fan number 3,030,673 came through this gate a few moments after I took this picture.
Though there's nothing there now, you have to believe they'll find a way to add a party deck up there at some point.
The louvres on Fifth have been completely filled in
Concrete molds are being removed!
Sharing and Caring Hands, as viewed from the ballpark site about a block away. Note transaction in progress in the shadows.
Today's match-up (click to enlarge)
One thing that the design disguises nicely is that the Pro Shop (and other key components) are actually built over lanes of freeway. That can clearly be seen here.
Look familiar? Unfortunately, just adding little balconies with cool angles will not offset the pervading ugliness.
Future home of the Met Stadium flag pole
Flowers. Real flowers.
Dramatic night-time lighting.
I realized I've never shown how the walkway over Seventh Street meets the A ramp
Here's the barricade in context at the end of the walkway
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