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Sure would be nice to cover that metal grid with more wooden louvers, eh?
Inexplicable bright yellow baseball amid the trees.
Nathan greeting the other pitchers on the all-Metrodome team (October 4, 2009)
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Marquette looking south
A path for workers -- don't touch the plaza! -- in front of three giant Chia pets
A sign that your mall is all but dead: roped off escalators. (This is at about 4:00 PM on a weekday.)
Site of the proposed new Atlanta Braves ballpark. Look familiar?
Hubert's remains the only sports bar within site of the Dome after 28 years of its existence. It's a cautionary tale.
Some of Minneapolis' finest checking out the construction through a spot where a knothole will be one day.
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These guys were there, but it wasn't any of you, right?
(Click to enlarge.)
This is a slightly blurry view of the pavilion in center. It has a quirky shape, but one which is completely consistent with the overall ballpark design. Nice work there. You can also get a glimpse of the greenery which will rise above the fences.
One more time from the third base side.
A seating bowl comes into focus. Note that the netting has been installed on the foul pole. (Field Box)
A little ground's crew action in the first inning the other night.
A very busy place, as viewed from Target Center.
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.
These openings will facilitate access to the catwalks which run throughout the canopy.
And another angle looking at the overhang area of the right field pavilion. This looks to me like a great area to watch a game.
Handshakes all around (there's gonna be a lot of that over the next few weeks)
A detailed crowd shot. Click to enlarge greatly.
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