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Lots of folks working behind those ticket windows
Serious home dugout work in progress.
This shows the area where the Northstar platform connects with the ballpark (that translucent oval). Above that is the area which will house the Twins operations offices.
Our cantilever friends will be happy to learn that there will be sections with views like this in the new stadium.
Steel meets concrete, with the last rays of sun visible through the suite and concourse openings at left.
Life in the shadows
The alumni band sounded great.
Denard Span ready, in a swoop of sunlight.
Miller Park: Gymnasium with skylight (Source: RP)
There are no caddies in baseball.
Legends Club seats feature in-seat service
Sky through steel.
This is some of the signage in place for concession stands.
No admittance -- yet! Note that you can see the seating bolts which are in place already.
Here's a closer look at the bullpen area. It's hard to tell for sure, but I think there is still an opening to the concourse right above.
Wright's Marin County Hall of Justice, San Rafael, California (1959)
Hey! That limestone looks familiar!
A final glimpse from the street of stadia installation along the left field line
You'll be able to park here for a quick stop at the Pro Shop or ticket window.
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:
20 minutes to get from our seat to the street. Miss this place? Nah.
Dramatic night-time lighting.
Go get 'em, boys!
The service entrance area in left-center, now with bench seating
Section 117, Row WC (applies to all the back rows under the Legends Club seating)
A glimpse of the rather plain west facade (the side which faces the HERC plant).
Look beyond the gigantic hand (a hounds tooth jacket? really?) and you'll get a glimpse of the main grandstand configuration. The two (or is it three?) levels of suites are visible, as is the design of the so-called "split upper deck," and the extensive use of limestone for decorative accents. Let's hope these little touches don't get cut as costs increase, because they make a nice tie-in from the outside of the park to the inside. Of most interest to me is the way that the very best seats are physically separated from all the rest of the seats by that limestone. There will be virtually no way to sneak into these seats. On one level, that's a somewhat sad design feature...
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Some of Minneapolis' finest checking out the construction through a spot where a knothole will be one day.
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