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Click to enlarge. (Photo by Tyler Wycoff)
Looking through it, you can see the outfield pavilion (upper deck at least).
"I've never seen them do that before," said a Metropolitan Club waiter as I snapped this picture.
Awesome seat. Awesome sun. Awesome hitter. (Photo by Tony Voda, courtesy Jared Wieseler)
They can put a camera just about anywhere. (Photo by Jeff Ewer)
Seville's certainly will benefit from 81 games a year played about a block away! (When I walked by on this day, the place looked deserted, but I stand corrected!)
A seating bowl comes into focus. Note that the netting has been installed on the foul pole. (Field Box)
10 years ago, Bruce Lambrecht looked at this land and thought, "Why NOT a ballpark here?" It took a long time before anybody else saw the same potential.
The LRT station, sitting in a brand new urban canyon, takes shape.
Noah is checking out the ample leg room and truly exemplary sight lines.
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.
Concept drawing for the fan/player appreciation wall. (Click to enlarge.)
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.)
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).
Beams connecting the plaza to the Target Center walkway
Look familiar? Unfortunately, just adding little balconies with cool angles will not offset the pervading ugliness.
Harmon is visible (barely) at the very center of the crowd.
The gate has grown a row of sponsorship
Click to enlarge. (Photo by Jared Wieseler)
The Puckett Atrium
Photo by Tyler Wycoff
Staircase entrance. You cannot miss them.
How many times did we water down our field as kids? More times than we played games, that's for sure!
Home Plate Terrace -- really great seats; maybe my personal, budget-based favorite
Looking up toward Seventh Street.
A cross section of the field construction. (Click to enlarge.)
Such promise. (Click to enlarge.)
Killebrew's mammoth shot on June 3, 1967 is currently memorialized on a wall at the Mall of America
This maze of scaffolding is something you'll probably never see again.
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.
Dome, what have you taken from us?
From the roof of the B ramp, you can see just how futile it will be to get a glimpse of the action.
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