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7:52 PM It's nearing peak, and covering the stands behind third base.
Dude, this is NOT a multi-use facility.
Flagpole historian Ben McEvers at far right (click for the full photo set, graciously loaned to this site by Pat Backen)
Some fun field facts. (Click to enlarge.)
The reverse angle shows that the signage will only partially obscure views from the top of the ramp. The wall is pretty high up there, so you'll need something to stand on, but it appears that this is one of the so-called "knotholes".
A closer look at the bridge and walls. You can see where the tracks will be laid.
1885 Sanborn Map Image (Source: Sanborn Map Collection, Minneapolis Public Library, Copyright © 2001 by The Sanborn Map Company, Sanborn Library, LLC)
Stairs wrap around the skyway escape tower. A very nice finishing touch.
Snow-blowing the field
Click to enlarge.
Ye Olde Tyme Vegetable Cart (and its modern cousin)
Some people will go to work here every day.
Supports viewed from beneath. These seats will be just a few feet from the outside edge of the building!
At the other end of the bridge, the configuration of the tracks has become clear.
Skywalk over Seventh, looking back toward the parking ramp
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.
This is the staircase (ramp?) leading up to the trapezoid. Nice flagpole too. You'll be able to find me and Ben McEvers at the base of that flagpole on opening day in 2010!
Final Metrodome baseball sight
Section A, Row WC
This is some of the signage in place for concession stands.
This view, from the Minnekahda building (or possibly a predecessor), looks toward the right field corner. The City Market, at left, occupied the land where the B ramp and Target Plaza now stand (over I-394). And the Overlook now juts out just a little beyond where that driveway enters the railyard.
For executive entertaining
All three seating mounds
Typical SRO view upstairs.
New Concept Drawing - No Roof
The start of the VIP entrance and loading dock.
These stairs will go up to the centerfield pavilion.
Stairs down to the sidewalk from the skywalk over Seventh
Locations for ticket machines near the Hrbek outdoor plaza
Met Stadium on May 17, 1975 (Twins vs. Brewers featuring Hank Aaron)
This is a good overview of the spot where the Northstar (bottom) and LRT (top) will intersect.
Emergency access as viewed from outside the ballpark
The plaza as viewed from across the park. The right field overhang section will be built just in from where the plaza supports are.
Hey! That limestone looks familiar!
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