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A portrait of the 573 Club.
The green in question (click for very large version)
This looks toward the middle of the park. The third base side of the Legends Club is to the right up ahead, while the 573 Club is just barely visible at the end of the hallway. It extends to the left.
Looking northeast from the ballpark site (Source: LP)
Lower deck view of the out-of-town scoreboard.
Click to see the whole page from this 1971 program.
The spruced up triangle really doesn't show much connection with the ballpark.
I love views like this. They show just how much Target Field shimmers. (Photo by Jeff Ewer)
I noticed this detail while taking the previous picture. I figure that it must be the VIP entrance from the surface parking lot. I don't think there is any parking inside the ballpark, so this entrance will likely be for suite-dwellers and other VIPs, though I can't say for sure whether players will enter here.
Click to enlarge. (Photo by Jared Wieseler)
Saturday afternoon, KMSP-HD 720P
This looks south and shows how the Northstar tracks are sheltered by the promenade above. This is the side which faces the HERC plant.
The Northstar station at night
This was actually taken from the top floor of the International Market Square.
The creative design of the admin building stands in stark contrast to the horribly pedestrian appearance of the LRT platform. This design looks like it came out of a public transportation manual.
A little ground's crew action in the first inning the other night.
From the Downtown Council's 2025 Plan, a Metrodome "Revelopment" and a strong indication of where they think a new Vikings stadium should go.
One more exterior view shows that, while the original look was attractive in a way, it seems to be a variation on the look of the Washington ballpark (albeit with a much more coherent collection of elements). What's remarkable is that the design team has refined the concept amazingly well, improving it immeasurably. What we're actually getting is clearly descended from this, but it's in a whole different league:
Showing more of the context for the louvers.
Auxiliary scoreboard (note to TF principles: this is a very good idea)
A great view from the balcony outside the Metropolitan Club
A mini-freeway! (Police action in progress...)
Here is a close-up of those funny little islands of seats (HRP View).
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.
The Hrbek gate is directly below. It's a lively place after a game.
This is the Carew gate covered in plastic.
Legend's Club, Section E (Click to enlarge greatly.)
The pink thing is a mascot. (Actually, with a damn fine mascot actor underneath.)
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