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Also from the same lobby, other window, a view which will clearly disappear before too long...
Viewed from a different angle, it seems fair to wonder is some of those seats will have slightly obscured views. Yet, if they're cheap, that's not a problem.
The lone light standard and one of those "entry beacons."
We took refuge for a time in the Twins Pub where you can drink a beer (or just hang out) and listen to some ballpark tunes. The organ is decorated with a TC (of course) and what looked like drawings which Sue has received from kids.
Champion's Club details (click to enlarge)
This view is from the roof of a warehouse which stood where the A ramp is today. The HERC is now located where the tracks turned north (toward the top).
Most of the main concourse is filled with construction materials...
Detail showing clubhouse and home dugout (click to see the entire drawing)
This isn't a very good picture, but it is the current view of the inside of a suite.
Gate 6 is quite large
Yes, it's pretty tempting to just walk right in...
The view from the corner of Ford Centre. (Feel free to tie up your boats here.)
Just one lane of traffic and a couple of feet between the fence in right-center and the wall of the parking ramp!
This is as close as I could get to a pedestrian-eye view of the main entrance. This is what you'll see as you enter by coming down Sixth Street.
Don Swanson, left, in-coming commander of the Richfield American Legion, and Joe Kennedy, right, out-going commander, are pictured with the Legion's new flag pole, which once stood at old Metropolitan Stadium. (Click to enlarge.)
The service entrance area in left-center, now with bench seating
Here you can see the real beauty of the Seventh Street side, and get a solid sense of why the overall design really works. The building's purpose is clearly visible, there are numerous connections from inside to outside, scale is nicely mitigated, the stone is attractively used, materials are pleasantly mixed and truly complementary. It's just a winner in so many ways.
Staging for the next section (Home Plate Box)
Rod Carew will greet you, but he's sorely in need of a home plate for reference. (Killebrew is too.)
The right field overhang as seen from Seventh Street (with dude)
This view looks up Fifth Street toward downtown and shows how the LRT tracks sort of snuggle up to the ballpark.
Original Concept - With a Retractable Roof
Peering through Gate 29 -- lots to see
Click to see the whole, beautiful image. (Photo by Tyler Wycoff)
Dan Mehls, Mortenson Construction
The rules were clearly posted next to this new entry point on the Seventh Street side. I have no problem with the rules!
This may look like just some guy (perhaps a spy) headed for the train. But it's actually the Northstar engineer!
Upper deck view of the out-of-town scoreboard.
Larry DiVito, mowing
A trailer village has sprung up to the south.
Looking across the top of the B parking ramp. Notice that signage will block any attempts at seeing the game from up there. Also take note of the glassed in area which is part club and part office space for the Ballpark Authority.
A view from up (and in) the street.
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