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I had to hold the camera as far over my head as I could to get this shot, in which the infield is finally visible. It's a spot made for your average Timberwolves player.
Original Concept - With a Retractable Roof
JohnW provides this shot of a construction barricade on First Avenue
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.)
You can finally see how the plaza will meet the street on the north side of this emergency exit tower (which will be converted to a regular entrance/exit)
This is the left field pavilion in the original concept model. The restaurant pictured to its right has been moved, and the seating area has been extended at least one full section toward center.
(Click to enlarge.)
Above the Carew gate
Dan Kenney provided this alternate shot of a walkway behind the view level
The Polo Grounds (left) and Shibe Park (Connie Mack Stadium)
In March, we were still only imagining baseball through those windows.
On this day, George was handling fruits and veggies right inside gate 34.
Louver samples on display.
Viewed from up Sixth Street, the tip of the canopy looks like the claw of some gigantic crustacean!
Plaza seating installation
Integrating the administration building was really a great idea. Actually, there will be more things inside than just offices, but that will probably be some sweet space.
Note that, even though the scoreboard appears strategically placed, it's the outfield stands which block any potential view of the field from this roof.
The original Candlestick Park
The moat walkway viewed from across the park.
"I've never seen them do that before," said a Metropolitan Club waiter as I snapped this picture.
A few weeks ago there were sand volleyball courts here. When the park opens, this will be surface parking. Maybe one day there will be something more interesting built on top of that parking...
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.
One of those funny little sections above the entrance stairs
No admittance -- yet! Note that you can see the seating bolts which are in place already.
The sign reads, "Mortenson Radio Channels".
Signature elements. (And they wonder why we think the real trees look so small...)
Looking up toward Sixth Street.
This is where the main ticket office will be.
Finally, a night game image -- complete with fireworks! (OK, it's either a construction photo which has been Photoshopped, or some lucky photographer spent the Fourth of July in the upper deck watching the fireworks over the river. Cool either way.)
Here's the entrance from the seating bowl. It's down the outer moat, just beyond the last of the Dugout Box sections.
A view into the Legend's Club
This view looks through the opening in the fence where the crosswalk will be.
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