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That's some scary-ass scaffolding, if you ask me.
Uh oh. Schizophrenia.
This is the LRT path looking from the ballpark site (behind me) toward downtown. The line currently ends about two blocks up this street. This bridge over I-394 is also being partially rebuilt as part of the ballpark project.
Dome, what have you taken from us?
Limestone facing and flowers on the right field overhang
Click to see the whole page from this 1971 program.
A timeline of design and construction of the ballpark. (Click to enlarge. Photo by Tyler Wycoff)
Photo by Jared Wieseler
Section 139, Row 8
Looking through the Oliva gate, you can see the outfield stands.
Trains now rumble regularly beneath the promenade.
This little pathway snakes between the LRT tracks and the Environmental Services Building, emptying into the parking area surrounding the HERC. It could be for maintenance, but it looks more like it's for convenience.
This looks south and shows the track configuration for Northstar. The platform shown is just a placeholder. To the best of my knowledge, concept drawings for this platform have not been released. Keep in mind, this is NOT part of the ballpark project. It is completely separate.
The Pro Shop.
A closer look at the louvers
Roll-up metal doors visible at right.
The HERC promenade side.
Looking down what was Third Avenue, and will be a freeway entrance ramp beneath the outfield stands.
The season was perfectly bookended by Mick Sterling on the plaza
The LRT station, sitting in a brand new urban canyon, takes shape.
Look closely and you'll see limestone on the front of the press box!
Champion's Club details (click to enlarge)
Oh no! Beach ball! But click to enlarge so you can see the wide range of expressions on people's faces. (Photo by Jared Wieseler)
Looking up Seventh Street to the west
Instrument of evil.
Today's late-inning office.
Seventh Street windows
Louver samples on display.
Note that the sign in the background will NOT be changed because "Twins Way" doesn't extend this far north.
Lunch break at the top spot. (Grandstand)
That's Jacque Jones looking up in awe at the Great Greenness.
The green in question (click for very large version)
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